Human Resources Trainers in the United States take home an average $14.18 per hour. Total cash earnings of Human Resources Trainers range from $19K on the low end to $64K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $8K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by experience level and the specific company. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Trainers is high. More than half of Human Resources Trainers (61 percent) survey participants are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,121 - $69,813
$32K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,008
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$8.30 - $21.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,121 - $69,813  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,715  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
Total Pay (?
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$19,207 - $63,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $21.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$12.00 - $29.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,715  
   
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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$19,207 - $63,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 405

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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 Skills for Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR)


Survey results imply that Human Resources Trainers deploy a deep pool 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 48 percent, 15 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Oral / Verbal Communication and Software Training Materials also typically command lower compensation. Most people 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.


Human Resources Trainers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $42K. On average, Human Resources Trainers make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $52K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,753

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

Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Human Resources Trainers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+40 percent), Los Angeles (+38 percent), Richmond (+36 percent), and Boston (+30 percent). Human Resources Trainers in Orlando report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 26 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and San Antonio (20 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 119 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salaries




National Average
$39,000


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

Training Management
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Recruiting
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Public Speaking
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National Average
$39,000

Software Training Materials
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Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 19%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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