Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary

Human Resources Trainers in the United States take home an average $14.28 per hour. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Trainers bottoms out near $20K and approaches $65K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career duration and the specific company. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Most Human Resources Trainers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,394 - $71,469
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$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,777
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$8.44 - $21.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,394 - $71,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
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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$19,531 - $64,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 384
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.44 - $21.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $3.34  
Overtime
$11.81 - $29.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
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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$19,531 - $64,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 418
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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.

Common Career Paths for Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR)


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It's not very common for Human Resources Trainers to move on to become Training Directors. Average pay for a Training Director is $81K annually. Human Resources Trainers most often move into positions as Training & Development Specialists or Human Resources Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $11K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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


Human Resources Trainers flock to FedEx Ground for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $30K lead the pack in compensation.

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, 15 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Customer Service and Oral / Verbal Communication, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know Training also know Microsoft Office.

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

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. Human Resources Trainers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,810

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

Home to some of the best pay for Human Resources Trainers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 53 percent above the national average. Human Resources Trainers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+49 percent), Denver (+40 percent), Richmond (+36 percent), and Los Angeles (+34 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Orlando Human Resources Trainers earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Phoenix and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 6 percent less, 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
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salaries

▲35%

▲30%

▲10%

National Average
$39,000

▼13%

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

Training Management
▲53%

Recruiting
▲15%

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 118 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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