Training Director Salary

Training Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $85K per year, but may range from $48K to $149K per year. Total cash compensation for Training Directors runs from $48K to $149K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $27K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Training Directors. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,120 - $134,025
(Median)
$49K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,025
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$11.46 - $50.74
(Median)
$11
$19
$51
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,120 - $134,025  
   
Bonus
$488.90 - $27,359  
Profit Sharing
$829 - $15,205  
Commission
$22,500  
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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$48,120 - $148,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 982
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.46 - $50.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$488.90 - $27,359  
   
Commission
$22,500  
Profit Sharing
$829 - $15,205  
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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$48,120 - $148,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.

Common Career Paths for Training Director


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Training Directors who transition into a VP of Recruiting and Training role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $116K per year. Becoming a Training Development Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Training Directors move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $91K. Another frequent advance is for Training Directors to assume a Human Resources Director role; in this role, workers often earn $79K.

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Popular Skills for Training Director


Training Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent, 36 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training. Those educated in Training Management tend to be well versed 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $61K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Training Directors make a median salary of $96K. 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 $101K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,280

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Training Directors that is 56 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Training Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), Philadelphia (+26 percent), Houston (+22 percent), and Boston (+20 percent). Seattle ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Atlanta and 6 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Training Director Reviews

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%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 14%

Facilitator
up arrow 9%




Training Program Development
up arrow 1%

National Average
$87,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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