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Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary

For Human Resources Trainers, yearly average wages total $46K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Human Resources Trainers can bottom out near $22K or peak near $63K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Trainers is high. Women make up the majority of Human Resources Trainers (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,397 - $65,751
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,868
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90%

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$8.47 - $24.41
(Median)
$8
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,397 - $65,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,114  
Profit Sharing
$78.91 - $7,096  
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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$22,107 - $63,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 504
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $24.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39 - $4.65  
Overtime
$11.15 - $32.34  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,114  
   
Profit Sharing
$78.91 - $7,096  
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).
)
$22,107 - $63,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393

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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

  • Organize and prepare course plans.
  • Assess and analyze training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, or consultation with managers.
  • 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.

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


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Human Resources Trainers do not often transition into Training Director roles. The role averages $80K per year. When Human Resources Trainers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Managers or Training & Development Specialists. Those roles pay an additional $16K and $8K, respectively.

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


Human Resources Trainers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Office, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know Training Program Development.

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

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


For Human Resources Trainers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Richmond is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Trainers, 26 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+24 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Phoenix (13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salaries




National Average
$42,000


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


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
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Training
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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