Training & Development Specialist Salary

Earnings for Training & Development Specialists in the United States come in at around $56K annually on average. In the world of Training & Development Specialists, overall income ranges from $36K near the bottom to $79K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,239 - $79,213
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$56K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,734
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$13.34 - $30.04
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MEDIAN: $19.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,239 - $79,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,563  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$35,920 - $78,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 911
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.34 - $30.04  
   
Overtime
$18.56 - $45.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,563  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$35,920 - $78,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196

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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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Training & Development Specialists may progress into high-paying roles like Training Director, where median compensation is $81K annually. Typical career progression for a Training & Development Specialist involves becoming a Training & Development Manager or a Training Manager, roles that pay $17K more and $9K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Public Speaking, Training Management, Articulate E-Learning Software, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Training also know Facilitator and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Training & Development Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Training & Development Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Training & Development Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 518 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Training & Development Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 331 salaries. An experienced Training & Development Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 299 salaries. A Training & Development Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 96 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,046

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Training & Development Specialists, 36 percent above the national average. Training & Development Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+28 percent), Houston (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and New York (+17 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Training & Development Specialists is geography, with workers in Columbus earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Training & Development Specialist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Training & Development Specialist Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$54,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Training & Development Specialist Salaries

Public Speaking
▲9%





▲2%



National Average
$54,000

▼2%


Human Resources
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
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%
no benefits
None: 13%
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