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Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary (United States)

For Human Resources Trainers, annual average wages total $46K per year. In the world of Human Resources Trainers, overall income ranges from $22K near the bottom to $65K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Human Resources Trainers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Human Resources Trainers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary (?
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$34,451 - $67,662
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MEDIAN: $45,555
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Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary (?
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$8.48 - $24.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,451 - $67,662  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,104  
Profit Sharing
$62.19 - $9,696  
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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$22,387 - $65,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.48 - $24.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.70 - $6.78  
Overtime
$10.07 - $32.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,104  
   
Profit Sharing
$62.19 - $9,696  
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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$22,387 - $65,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 389
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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 some Human Resources Trainers move into positions like Training Director (where the average salary is $80K), this progression is not the norm. It is quite typical for Human Resources Trainers to transition into roles as Human Resources Managers or Training & Development Specialists, where reported median earnings are $16K and $7K higher per year.

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

Survey results suggest that Human Resources Trainers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Office, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those 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 many Human Resources Trainers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $44K. Human Resources Trainers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Human Resources Trainer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $53K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$42,000
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For those looking to make money, Human Resources Trainers in Richmond enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Human Resources Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+23 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and New York (+13 percent). In Indianapolis, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (9 percent less) and Minneapolis (4 percent less).

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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
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Microsoft Office
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$42,000
Training
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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