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Training Director Salary

Training Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with around two in three bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $84K annually on average but can range from $47K to $150K per year. Total cash compensation for Training Directors runs from $47K to $150K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $27K and profit sharing that can reach almost $16K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Training Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up a slight majority of Training Directors (53 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$48,800 - $133,849
(Median)
$49K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,807
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$9.78 - $50.03
(Median)
$9
$19
$50
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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,800 - $133,849  
   
Bonus
$497.49 - $26,707  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $15,547  
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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$47,018 - $149,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 850
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $50.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.67  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$497.49 - $26,707  
   
Commission
$1,800 - $32,500  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $15,547  
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).
)
$47,018 - $149,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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


Survey results show that Training Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Training Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 35 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training. Most people experienced in Training Management also know 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $60K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $75K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Training Directors make a median salary of $96K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $101K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 47 percent, Training Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Training Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+34 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 17 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (13 percent less) and Atlanta (9 percent less).

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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
$86,000



Skills That Affect Training Director Salaries

People Management
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Leadership
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Training Program Development
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National Average
$86,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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