Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary

The average Human Resources Trainer in the United States earns approximately $46K annually. In the world of Human Resources Trainers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $22K and $64K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Human Resources Trainers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. More than half of Human Resources Trainers (62 percent) survey participants are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,415 - $65,692
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,916
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$8.47 - $24.58
(Median)
$8
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$34,415 - $65,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,145  
Profit Sharing
$70.00 - $8,500  
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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$22,055 - $63,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 506
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $24.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39 - $4.65  
Overtime
$11.15 - $32.67  
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 - $5,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$70.00 - $8,500  
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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$22,055 - $63,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 391

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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. Typical career progression for a Human Resources Trainer involves becoming a Human Resources Manager or a Training & Development Specialist, roles that pay $16K more and $7K more on average.

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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, skills in Training Program Development, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Office, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Most people familiar with 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.


Human Resources Trainers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. Human Resources Trainers see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Human Resources Trainers in Richmond receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+24 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (13 percent lower) and Minneapolis (4 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


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
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Training
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 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%