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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. Total cash compensation to Training & Development Specialists approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $81K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Training & Development Specialists (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The majority of Training & Development Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,149 - $79,880
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,317
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$13.96 - $31.60
(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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,149 - $79,880  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,163  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $4,955  
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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$35,982 - $80,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 755
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
$13.96 - $31.60  
   
Overtime
$16.09 - $37.29  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,163  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $4,955  
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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$35,982 - $80,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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 a Training Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $80K per year. Training & Development Specialists typically move into roles as Training & Development Managers or Training Managers, and those positions pay $16K more and $9K more, respectively.

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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 educated in Training tend to be well versed 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. On average, Training & Development Specialists make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Training & Development Specialists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Training & Development Specialists in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Training & Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), Miami (+20 percent), and St. Louis (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Pittsburgh is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (13 percent lower) and Dallas (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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%