Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary

Earnings for Human Resources Trainers in the United States come in at around $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 $7K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Human Resources Trainers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Human Resources Trainers who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,402 - $65,970
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,884
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$8.36 - $24.54
(Median)
$8
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,402 - $65,970  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,094  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,000  
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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$21,469 - $63,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 502
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.36 - $24.54  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $32.41  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,094  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,000  
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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$21,469 - $63,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 398
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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. Typical career progression for a Human Resources Trainer involves becoming a Training & Development Specialist or a Human Resources Manager, roles that pay $8K more and $16K more on average.

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


Human Resources Trainers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Organizational Development, Training Management, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 24 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $37K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. On average, Human Resources Trainers make $48K 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 $51K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Human Resources Trainers, Richmond offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Human Resources Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+25 percent), Houston (+23 percent), Boston (+21 percent), and New York (+20 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (9 percent lower) and Phoenix (8 percent lower).

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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

Organizational Development
up arrow 33%

Training Management
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Training
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 21%
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