Median pay for Human Resources Trainers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.15 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 $5K and $8K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career length and the specific company. More than half of Human Resources Trainers (60 percent) survey participants are women. Most Human Resources Trainers report high levels of job satisfaction. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,284 - $68,809
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,684
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$8.29 - $21.74
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$8
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,284 - $68,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,315  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,170  
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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$19,181 - $63,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 384
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.29 - $21.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$11.78 - $29.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,315  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,170  
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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$19,181 - $63,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 390
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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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While not commonly seen, Human Resources Trainers who transition into a Training Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Training Directors is $81K per year. When Human Resources Trainers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Training & Development Specialists or Human Resources Managers. Those roles pay an additional $11K and $20K, respectively.

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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 Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 15 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Customer Service and Oral / Verbal Communication as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people familiar with 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $33K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $42K. Human Resources Trainers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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: $38,598

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Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Trainers, 47 percent above the national average. Human Resources Trainers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+42 percent), Denver (+41 percent), Richmond (+37 percent), and Philadelphia (+35 percent). Human Resources Trainers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Human Resources Trainers in Orlando bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (16 percent less) and Atlanta (11 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
$39,000


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

Training Management
up arrow 49%

Recruiting
up arrow 15%


Public Speaking
up arrow 12%




Software Training Materials
up arrow 6%



Training
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 19%

Customer Service
up arrow 53%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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