Software Trainer Salary (United States)

Software Trainers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50,331 annually. Pay ranges from $33,327 on the low end to $79,196 per year on the higher side. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $35,309 and peaks near $75,106, incorporates potential for more than $9,851 from bonuses and close to $7,910 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Female Software Trainers are more prevalent than men—66 percent of professionals in this field are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Trainers. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Software Trainer Salary (?
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$35,309 - $75,106
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MEDIAN: $50,448
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Software Trainer Salary (?
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$13.69 - $46.91
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,309 - $75,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,851  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,910  
Commission
$750 - $25,000  
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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$33,327 - $79,196  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 834
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $46.91  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $50.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,851  
   
Commission
$750 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,910  
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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$33,327 - $79,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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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Software Trainers may receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level IT Project Manager position may earn an additional $35K per year. Software Trainers most often move into positions as Training Managers or Instructional Designers, where they can expect an extra $11,254 or $5,345 per year.

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Popular Skills for Software Trainer

Software Trainers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Training Program Development and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 3 percent respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Software Training Materials.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Trainer

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For Software Trainers, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Beginning workers can expect to earn $44K starting out, which grows to $53K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $59K. After two decades on the job, Software Trainers see salary growth dwindle, averaging $64K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a majority of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$50,000
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For those looking to make money, Software Trainers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Software Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+29 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Phoenix (+14 percent), and St. Louis (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis.

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Experience Affects Software Trainer Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Software Trainer Salaries

Training Program Development
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Microsoft Excel
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Microsoft Word
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Software Training Materials
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Training
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Project Management
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$50,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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