Technical Training Instructors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $66K per year, but may range from $40K to $96K per year. Incomes of Technical Training Instructors vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $40K on the low end and $96K on the high end. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Technical Training Instructors report high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Male Technical Training Instructors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,545 - $95,577
(Median)
$42K
$66K
$96K
MEDIAN: $65,609
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$17.08 - $35.05
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$17
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,545 - $95,577  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,265  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$39,547 - $96,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.08 - $35.05  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $58.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,265  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$39,547 - $96,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Technical Training Instructor

A technical training instructor is an instructor who provides demonstrational events for consumers who are looking to purchase new products. This position is key to completing the sales cycle. The technical training instructor is required to have extensive knowledge of the product being sold so that any question that may arise during the demonstration can be answered. This position would require some hands-on experience in the development of the product.

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Technical Training Instructor 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 Technical Training Instructor


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Many Technical Training Instructors move into a Technical Trainer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Technical Trainers on average bring in a similar salary to Technical Training Instructors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Training Instructor

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


For Technical Training Instructors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Technical Training Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Technical Training Instructor Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 25%

Training Program Development
up arrow 12%

Public Speaking
up arrow 6%

National Average
$62,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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