Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Trainers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $46K annually. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Trainers approaches anywhere from $21K on the lower end to $63K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although roughly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Human Resources Trainers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Human Resources Trainers (63 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,746 - $65,892

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$8.38 - $24.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,746 - $65,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,080  
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $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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$21,380 - $63,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 502
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.38 - $24.36  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $32.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $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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$21,380 - $63,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
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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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Human Resources Trainers who advance into the role of a Training Director are fairly uncommon. Training Directors on average earn $80K per year. A common career progression for a Human Resources Trainer is to become a Training & Development Specialist or a Human Resources Manager. Compared to Human Resources Trainers, the first group earns $8K more on average, and the second group earns $17K more.

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


Survey results show that Human Resources Trainers use a fair number of skills. 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 34 percent, 25 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $44K. Human Resources Trainers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $52K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Richmond offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Trainers, 27 percent above the national average. Human Resources Trainers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+25 percent), Houston (+23 percent), Boston (+21 percent), and New York (+20 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. Workers in Indianapolis and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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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 34%

Training Management
up arrow 25%


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 160 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

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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