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Technical Training Instructor Salary

Technical Training Instructors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent nearly three in five of Technical Training Instructors. Salaries average out to around $66K annually and spread from $39K to $95K per year. Total cash compensation for Technical Training Instructors runs from $39K to $95K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Male Technical Training Instructors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Some workers in this field — close to one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Training Instructors. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,421 - $93,905
(Median)
$40K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $65,829
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$16.74 - $39.74
(Median)
$17
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,421 - $93,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $9,863  
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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$38,871 - $94,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.74 - $39.74  
   
Overtime
$23.70 - $54.03  
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 - $9,192  
   
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $9,863  
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).
)
$38,871 - $94,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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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More often than not, lower-level Technical Training Instructors go on to take higher-end positions like Instructional Designer & Trainer even though pay tends to be lower. Median salary for Instructional Designers & Trainers is at the $56K mark.

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Survey takers who work as Technical Training Instructors report a focused set of job skills. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use. Windows Operating System General Use is a skill commonly found among those who know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Training Instructor

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Technical Training Instructors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $52K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Technical Training Instructors make a median salary of $70K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $74K.

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Experience Affects Technical Training Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Technical Training Instructor Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%