Training Development Director Average Salary

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 43 Training Development Director votes.
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$56,051 - $142,679  
$1,216 - $25,983  
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$0.00 - $30,913  
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$56,336 - $154,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 342

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Job Description for Training Development Director

Training development director positions are common at large businesses within a variety of industries. Specific backgrounds, degrees, and experience required for these positions vary depending on the director's field. Most positions require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, and many also call for a master’s degree. Work experience requirements vary depending on the position, but five or more years of related experience is generally the minimum requirement. Various certifications or licenses may be required depending on the field and position. Problem solving, communication, and organization skills are also needed, as well as basic computer skills

Day-to-day tasks performed by the training development director include developing plans for classroom-based and on-the-job training, setting development goals and incentives, and providing direct support to staff. They are also in charge of ensuring that company policies are consistently applied, maintaining training budgets, and generating reports about various aspects of progress within the department. Most training development directors work with large teams to implement new strategies and conduct comprehensive training, but smaller companies may be more limited in staffing. Training development directors work with a variety of employees in their company, ranging from high-level management to low-level employees.

The director's work is mostly done in an indoor environment, but teleconferencing and regular travel may be necessary depending on the company’s structure. Work hours are typically limited to regular business hours, but flexibility for travel and overtime are required. No major physical requirements or risks are associated with the job, but moving around the office is a common parts of completing daily tasks.
Training Development Director Tasks
  • Develop, revise and execute training programs that are in line with the overall corporate strategic goals.
  • Monitor training and development programs.
  • Research emerging industry trends, new technologies, concepts and techniques to update current training curriculum as appropriate.

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$54,612 - $115,040
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$54,856 - $103,331
$39,156 - $121,513
$37,095 - $125,000
$71,000 - $100,000
$56,750 - $121,967
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