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Training & Development Specialist Salary (United States)

Median pay for Training & Development Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K per year. In the world of Training & Development Specialists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $81K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Training & Development Specialists (66 percent) who took the survey are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Training & Development Specialist Salary (?
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$37,995 - $79,772
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MEDIAN: $54,179
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Training & Development Specialist Salary (?
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$13.93 - $31.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,995 - $79,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,434  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $5,045  
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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$35,675 - $80,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 777
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $31.98  
   
Overtime
$16.09 - $37.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,434  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $5,045  
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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$35,675 - $80,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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 transition into an upper level Training Director role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $80K per year. Training & Development Specialists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Training & Development Managers or Training Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $16K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist

Survey results suggest that Training & Development Specialists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Organizational Development, Project Management, Training Program Development, and Facilitator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Training are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $49K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $54K. Training & Development Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. 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 $67K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$53,000
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Training & Development Specialists will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Training & Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+27 percent), St. Louis (+17 percent), Austin (+17 percent), and New York (+15 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (5 percent lower) and Chicago (3 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Training & Development Specialist Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Training & Development Specialist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%