Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary

The average Human Resources Trainer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.36 per hour. Final cash compensation to Human Resources Trainers varies from around $20K to approximately $66K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $9K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career length and the specific company. Most Human Resources Trainers report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Human Resources Trainers (61 percent) who took the survey are female. Around one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,700 - $71,773
$33K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,416
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$8.50 - $21.77
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MEDIAN: $14.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,700 - $71,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,995  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$19,557 - $65,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $21.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $3.32  
Overtime
$11.93 - $29.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,995  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$19,557 - $65,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 451

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Job Description for Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR)

A employee/human resources (HR) trainer usually works with new employees in a company, educating them on the proper means of performing their job duties. They also may train existing employees who have been given new job responsibilities. The trainer normally works with a large number of hourly employees within their company who will need to learn to perform organization-specific job that they cannot be expected to have learned in prior experience or education.

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Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Tasks

  • Assist in conducting general and specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • Choose and evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, and handouts.
  • Organize and prepare course plans.
  • Assess and analyze training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, or consultation with managers.

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While Human Resources Trainers do not often become Training Directors, the job pays $81K per year on average. Human Resources Trainers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Training & Development Specialists or Human Resources Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $11K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR)


FedEx Ground leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $30K.

Popular Skills for Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR)


Human Resources Trainers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Training Management, Recruiting, and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service and Oral / Verbal Communication as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. The majority of those who know Training also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR)

Pay by Experience for a Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) has a positive trend. An entry-level Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 489 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 229 salaries. An experienced Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 179 salaries. A Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,874

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Trainers, 53 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+49 percent), Denver (+40 percent), Richmond (+36 percent), and Los Angeles (+34 percent). Compared to the national average, Orlando Human Resources Trainers have considerably lower salaries, 26 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and San Antonio (18 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR)?

Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) in Bemidji:
"Stressful."
Pros: Fun to work with others. It's a great way to get to know the real world, and its people. It distracts you from your personal problems.
Cons: Everything happens unexpectedly.

Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) in Greensboro:
"I love training."
Pros: I like to interact with people of all sorts and teach. I love to help and mentor when available and I absolutely love sharing knowledge.
Cons: The pay and the shift are horrible. The way they move my hours around and switch me anyway they please. Stress level is thru the roof.

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Key Stats for Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR)

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salaries

▲35%

▲30%

▲10%

National Average
$39,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salaries

Training Management
▲53%

Recruiting
▲14%

Public Speaking
▲12%




Software Training Materials
▲5%


▲3%




National Average
$39,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼20%

Customer Service
▼54%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 25%
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