Trainer, Employee / Human Resources (HR) Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Trainers in the United States is around $46K per year. In the world of Human Resources Trainers, overall income ranges from $22K near the bottom to $63K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Human Resources Trainers who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. For the most part, Human Resources Trainers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,810 - $65,648
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,930
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$8.37 - $24.49
(Median)
$8
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$33,810 - $65,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
Profit Sharing
$58.47 - $7,096  
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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$21,610 - $63,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 503
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.37 - $24.49  
   
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 - $5,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$58.47 - $7,096  
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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$21,610 - $63,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393
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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 $81K per year. Training & Development Specialists or Human Resources Managers are common next-step roles for Human Resources Trainers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Training & Development Specialists is $8K higher on average, and it's $16K higher for Human Resources Managers.

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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Office, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Customer Service, on the other hand, is typically associated with much 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.


For Human Resources Trainers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Human Resources Trainers make a median salary of $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


Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Human Resources Trainers in Richmond receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+25 percent), Houston (+23 percent), Boston (+21 percent), and Dallas (+20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Indianapolis and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 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


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Training
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 21%
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