Training & Development Specialist Salary

Training & Development Specialists in the United States take home approximately $55K per year on average. In the world of Training & Development Specialists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $81K. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Training & Development Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Training & Development Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,618 - $80,246

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$13.59 - $31.56

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,618 - $80,246  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$36,336 - $81,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 770
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $31.56  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $39.23  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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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$36,336 - $81,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Training Director. The average Training Director brings home $80K per year. Career advancement for the typical Training & Development Specialist often leads to becoming a Training & Development Manager or a Training Manager; median salaries in these positions are $16K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist


Survey results suggest that Training & Development Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Organizational Development, Project Management, Training Management, and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Training are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For many Training & Development Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $68K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Training & Development Specialists will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Training & Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), St. Louis (+16 percent), and New York (+16 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (14 percent less) and Miami (7 percent less).

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Experience Affects Training & Development Specialist Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Training & Development Specialist Salaries



Facilitator
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Training Management
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Training Program Development
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$54,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 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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