Training & Development Specialist Salary

An average Training & Development Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $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. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Training & Development Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Training & Development Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact.

$38,470 - $79,977
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$38K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,593
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$13.61 - $31.48
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,470 - $79,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,112  
Profit Sharing
$242.15 - $5,068  
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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$36,197 - $80,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 769
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $31.48  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $39.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,112  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.15 - $5,068  
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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$36,197 - $80,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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For Training & Development Specialists, progressing to a Training Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Training Director can earn $81K annually. A common career progression for a Training & Development Specialist is to become a Training & Development Manager or a Training Manager. Compared to Training & Development Specialists, the first group earns $16K more on average, and the second group earns $9K more.

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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, Training Management, and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. Most people who know Training also know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $56K. For Training & Development Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $68K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Training & Development Specialists, 28 percent above the national average. Training & Development Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), New York (+17 percent), and St. Louis (+16 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Employers in Portland and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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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 168 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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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