Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary

Human Resources Trainers in the United States can expect wages of $46K per year on average. In the world of Human Resources Trainers, total cash compensation can vary between $21K and $64K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $9K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Close to a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Most Human Resources Trainers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up the majority of Human Resources Trainers (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,338 - $67,235
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,169
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$8.30 - $24.24
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,338 - $67,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $9,274  
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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$20,514 - $63,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $24.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07  
Overtime
$9.74 - $32.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $9,274  
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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$20,514 - $63,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Human Resources Trainers sometimes become Training Directors, where the average income is $81K per year. The most common next step for a Human Resources Trainer is to become a Human Resources Manager or a Training & Development Specialist. The former position pays an additional $17K per year on average, and the latter position pays $8K more per year.

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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Training Management, Organizational Development, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Customer Service, on the other hand, is typically associated with much 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $37K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. As Human Resources Trainers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $53K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,448

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

Surpassing the national average by 27 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 Philadelphia (+26 percent), Houston (+22 percent), Boston (+22 percent), and Dallas (+21 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Employers in Phoenix and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent less).

Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Reviews

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

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




National Average
$41,000


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

Training Management
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Training
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National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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