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Software Trainer Salary

For Software Trainers, yearly average wages total $51K annually. Total cash compensation for Software Trainers runs from $32K to $81K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Software Trainers is high. Female Software Trainers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,537 - $75,770
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,783
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50%
90%

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$12.40 - $49.38
(Median)
$12
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,537 - $75,770  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,907  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,919  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,438 - $81,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 751
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $49.38  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $52.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,907  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,919  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,438 - $81,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 277

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Job Description for Software Trainer

A software trainer is responsible for conducting training and support for specific software. Software trainers are usually hired by developers or companies to promote their software to outside agencies. These trainers can also act as a client contact and must provide excellent customer service; they can also act as consultants to market software when required.

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Software Trainer Tasks

  • Identify training needs that is aligned to company's vision.
  • Develop training coursework including creation of technical classes.
  • Conduct educational programs in information technology and systems.
  • Observe and report employee progress and program effectiveness.

Common Career Paths for Software Trainer


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At the upper end, Software Trainers who move into an Information Technology Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Information Technology Project Managers is a much higher $86K per year. A common career progression for a Software Trainer is to become a Training Manager or an Instructional Designer & Trainer. Compared to Software Trainers, the first group earns $12K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

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Popular Skills for Software Trainer


Survey takers working as Software Trainers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Software Training Materials, Electronic Medical Records, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management and Customer Service. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Software Training Materials.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Trainer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Software Trainers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. Software Trainers see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Software Trainers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 69 percent, Software Trainers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+34 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), Denver (+25 percent), and Houston (+22 percent). Compared to the national average, Indianapolis Software Trainers have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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Experience Affects Software Trainer Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Software Trainer Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 9%

Software Training Materials
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$50,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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