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Training & Development Specialist Salary

Pay for Training & Development Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Training & Development Specialists can bottom out near $36K or peak near $81K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women account for the majority of Training & Development Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Training & Development Specialists is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,566 - $80,100
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,452
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$13.78 - $31.82
(Median)
$14
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,566 - $80,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,004  
Profit Sharing
$240.00 - $4,966  
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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$36,223 - $81,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 742
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $31.82  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $39.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$240.00 - $4,966  
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).
)
$36,223 - $81,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 may progress into high-paying roles like Training Director, where median compensation is $80K 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 $9K higher for Training Managers.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist


Training & Development Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Organizational Development, Project Management, Training Program Development, and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Training also tend to 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 Training & Development Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $67K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Training & Development Specialists in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Training & Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+28 percent), Washington (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and New York (+18 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Portland and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Training & Development Specialist Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Training & Development Specialist Salaries



Training Program Development
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Facilitator
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Training Management
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$53,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
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: 9%
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