Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary

An average Human Resources Trainer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $46K annually. 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. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although approximately one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Human Resources Trainers (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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 (?
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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 (?
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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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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. 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)


Survey results imply that Human Resources Trainers put a diverse skill set to use. 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. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in 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.


Human Resources Trainers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. Human Resources Trainers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. 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

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For Human Resources Trainers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Human Resources Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+26 percent), Houston (+22 percent), Boston (+22 percent), and Dallas (+21 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix and Indianapolis (8 percent lower).

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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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