Training & Development Specialist Salary

Median pay for Training & Development Specialists in the United States is around $55K annually. Total cash compensation to Training & Development Specialists bottoms out near $36K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Female Training & Development Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Training & Development Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
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
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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Training Director. The average Training Director brings home $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 $16K and $8K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 familiar with 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 $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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

National Average: $54,465

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

For Training & Development Specialists, Boston provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Training & Development Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+28 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and St. Louis (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 11 percent below the national average. 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
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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

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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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