Training & Development Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly one-half of Training & Development Managers. Pay fluctuates from $45K to $117K per year, but expected earnings average $73K per year. Total cash earnings of Training & Development Managers range from $45K on the low end to $117K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Training & Development Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Training & Development Managers (63 percent) who took the survey are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,719 - $110,686
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MEDIAN: $72,663
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$12.77 - $44.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,719 - $110,686  
   
Bonus
$970 - $15,466  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,265  
Commission
$6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$44,881 - $117,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,608
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $44.53  
   
Overtime
$14.03 - $53.29  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $15,466  
   
Commission
$6,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,265  
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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$44,881 - $117,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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Job Description for Training & Development Manager

A training and development manager helps their company with internal effectiveness and ability. Their responsibilities mainly consist of providing support to employees through various types of training. This may include holding workshops to introduce techniques to the entire staff, or working one-on-one with employees to tend to their individual professional needs. The training and development manager facilitates the growth of the individual performance of a worker and their ability to work effectively as part of a team. As such, the job may include developing and facilitating team-building exercises to make staff more comfortable and trusting of each other. Additionally, the training and development manager helps with training new employees on company policies and procedures.

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Training & Development Manager Tasks

  • Coach and support staff through operational changes and supervision issues.
  • Create, refine, and disseminate training manuals and other educational materials.
  • Prepare training budget and evaluate instructor costs and performance.
  • Support performance management and review process for supervisors and employees.
  • Lead and evaluate training programs, orientation, and personnel development.

Common Career Paths for Training & Development Manager


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While not commonly seen, Training & Development Managers who transition into an Organizational Development Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Organizational Development Directors is $112K per year. As Training & Development Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Training Directors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $81K per year. Another common career choice for Training & Development Managers is to move into a Human Resources Manager role. Typically, Human Resources Managers get paid $59K.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Manager


Training & Development Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Change Management, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 7 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Recruiting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Training and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Training Program Development is a skill commonly found among those who know Training Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Training & Development Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Training & Development Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $73K. Training & Development Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $85K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $89K.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $74,016

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For Training & Development Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. Training & Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Washington (+20 percent), Phoenix (+19 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Orlando and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

Training & Development Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Training & Development Manager?

Training & Development Manager in Warren:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, stress level, office."
Pros: Interacting with different departments, creating new materials for training, innovative thinking.
Cons: Management, pay, no vacation or sick days, only straight PTO.

Training & Development Manager in Kuala Lumpur:
"Interesting and challenging."
Pros: 1. Develop own training content. 2. Able to counsel and advice others. 3. Meet other trainers and learn from external trainers. 4. Expand my knowledge in training. 5. Experiment on experiential training methods.
Cons: 1. Follow up with respective department trainers. 2. Lack of proper guidance from superior on training matters. 3. Lack of training culture among the staff. 4. Lacking benefits.

Training & Development Manager in Manhattan:
"Training and Development."
Pros: I love that I have some say in what happens with my job and the company - my position was designed around my skills and I have had a lot of opportunity for growth.
Cons: There is a lot of responsibility, and I do not get to claim the pay or title of manager, even though I do have subordinates.

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Key Stats for Training & Development Manager

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 218 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Training & Development Manager Salaries



National Average
$74,000



Skills That Affect Training & Development Manager Salaries

Change Management
up arrow 24%

Operations Management
up arrow 7%

Organizational Development
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Articulate E-Learning Software
up arrow 3%

Leadership
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Training Program Development
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$74,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Facilitator
up arrow 1%

Training Management
up arrow 2%



Recruiting
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 218 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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