Training Director Salary

Training Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Training Directors. Salaries average out to around $85K per year and spread from $47K to $150K per year. Total cash compensation to Training Directors bottoms out near $47K and approaches $150K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $27K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Training Directors (53 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Training Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,550 - $134,075
(Median)
$49K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,995
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$10.82 - $50.94
(Median)
$11
$20
$51
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$48,550 - $134,075  
   
Bonus
$492.25 - $27,086  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $15,498  
Commission
$1,800 - $32,500  
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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$46,998 - $150,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 851
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $50.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.96  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$492.25 - $27,086  
   
Commission
$1,800 - $32,500  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $15,498  
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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$46,998 - $150,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Training Director

The training director is responsible for the employee training practices and procedures for a business. They have several initial tasks to perform at the beginning of a curriculum development cycle. First, the training director must establish what the training needs of the organization are; second, they establish the goals and direction for the training programs. To these ends, the training director starts by gathering data about the programs that are already in place. After the data about current programs is gathered, the training director works with subject matter experts to analyze the current programs for their strengths and weaknesses. The training director then writes a report on the conclusions of the analysis, providing opinion on what the goals of the training should be and recommendations on how to retain the strengths of the current program while overcoming weaknesses.

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Training Director Tasks

  • Research emerging industry trends, new technologies, concepts and techniques to update current training curriculum as appropriate.
  • Monitor training and development programs.
  • Develop, revise and execute training programs that are in line with the overall corporate strategic goals.

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Popular Skills for Training Director


Training Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent, 36 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training. It is often found that people who know Training Management are also skilled in Training and Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Training Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Training Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $59K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $75K. Training Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Training Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $101K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Training Directors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 49 percent greater than the national average. Training Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+34 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 17 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Atlanta (14 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Training Director?

Training Director in Rex:
Pros: Building relationships. Setting goals with individuals and coaching in the efforts of achieving them. Teaching and training for available positions. Evaluating and giving the proper resources in developing employees.
Cons: I feel like I do not get paid enough. I often get pulled into other responsibilities that are not within my job description. No benefits (health plans etc.) Hours. Stress level.

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Experience Affects Training Director Salaries



National Average
$87,000



Skills That Affect Training Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 65%

Leadership
up arrow 36%




Training Program Development
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National Average
$87,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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