Training & Development Specialist Salary

Training & Development Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $55K per year. Final cash compensation to Training & Development Specialists varies from around $36K to approximately $79K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $6K, respectively. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Female Training & Development Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Most Training & Development Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction.

$38,997 - $78,649
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$55K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,476
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$13.48 - $29.83
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MEDIAN: $19.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,997 - $78,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,802  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$35,742 - $78,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $29.83  
   
Overtime
$19.88 - $45.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,802  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$35,742 - $78,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Training Director. The latter position pays an average of $81K annually. Career advancement for the typical Training & Development Specialist often leads to becoming a Training & Development Manager or a Training Manager; median salaries in these positions are $17K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist


Training & Development Specialists report using a large range of skills on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Training tend to be well versed in 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: $53,971

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, 37 percent above the national average. Training & Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+28 percent), Houston (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Training & Development Specialists in Columbus take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average.

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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 162 votes.
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

▲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 162 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: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%