Training & Development Specialist Salary

Training & Development Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $55K per year on average. In the world of Training & Development Specialists, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $82K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Training & Development Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,554 - $81,024
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $55,391
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$13.41 - $31.02
(Median)
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,554 - $81,024  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,707  
Profit Sharing
$233.42 - $5,011  
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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$35,885 - $81,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 847
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $31.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.97 - $41.26  
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 - $6,707  
   
Profit Sharing
$233.42 - $5,011  
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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$35,885 - $81,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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. Training & Development Managers or Training Managers are common next-step roles for Training & Development Specialists moving up in their careers; annual pay for Training & Development Managers is $16K higher on average, and it's $8K higher for Training Managers.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist


Training & Development Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Curriculum Planning, Public Speaking, Training Management, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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.


For many Training & Development Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,465

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Training & Development Specialists, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Training & Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+28 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and St. Louis (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland. Workers in Chicago and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Training & Development Specialist Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Training & Development Specialist Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 13%

Public Speaking
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Organizational Development
up arrow 4%

Project Management
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Training Program Development
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Facilitator
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National Average
$54,000

Training
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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