Earnings for Training & Development Specialists in the United States come in at around $55K per year on average. Total incomes of Training & Development Specialists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $36K and $78K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Training & Development Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Training & Development Specialists (67 percent) who took the survey are women. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number.

$38,984 - $78,383
$39K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,245
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90%

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$13.42 - $29.68
$13
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$30
MEDIAN: $19.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,984 - $78,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$36,011 - $78,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 837
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $29.68  
   
Overtime
$20.15 - $44.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$36,011 - $78,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Training & Development Specialist


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At the upper end, Training & Development Specialists who move into a Training Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Training Directors is a much higher $81K per year. When Training & Development Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Training & Development Managers or Training Managers. Those roles pay an additional $17K and $9K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist


Survey results imply that Training & Development Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Training Management, Articulate E-Learning Software, Project Management, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Training are 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.


Training & Development Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. Training & Development Specialists see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,768

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Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Training & Development Specialists, 31 percent above the national average. Training & Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Denver (+18 percent). Training & Development Specialists in Columbus earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Training & Development Specialist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Training & Development Specialist Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Training & Development Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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