Training & Development Specialist Salary

Average Training & Development Specialists in the United States make around $55K annually. Total cash compensation to Training & Development Specialists approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $81K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women account for the majority of Training & Development Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Training & Development Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$38,509 - $80,235
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$55K
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MEDIAN: $54,501
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$13.61 - $31.77
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,509 - $80,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,216  
Profit Sharing
$240.00 - $5,081  
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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$36,182 - $81,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 757
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $31.77  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $39.23  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,216  
   
Profit Sharing
$240.00 - $5,081  
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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$36,182 - $81,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Training & Development Specialist

A training and development specialist engages a diverse variety of people in learning situations, applying adult learning theory in developing multifaceted modern learning solutions (such as instructor-led training and online educational programs).

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Training & Development Specialist Tasks

  • Determine specific educational needs by interviewing or surveying a sample of people from target population.
  • Design, orchestrate and implement training programs for employees or clientele to help improve skills.

Common Career Paths for Training & Development Specialist


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Training & Development Specialists who go on to become Training Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Training Directors is $81K annually. The most common next step for a Training & Development Specialist is to become a Training & Development Manager or a Training Manager. The former position pays an additional $16K per year on average, and the latter position pays $9K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist


Training & Development Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Organizational Development, Project Management, Facilitator, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Training are similarly competent in Facilitator and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Training & Development Specialist

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


Training & Development Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. Training & Development Specialists see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Training & Development Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $68K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Training & Development Specialists, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Training & Development Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), St. Louis (+19 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (13 percent lower) and Miami (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Training & Development Specialist Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Training & Development Specialist Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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