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Training Director Salary

The majority of Training Directors in the United States — close to two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $46K to $147K per year, and the median is $82K per year. In the world of Training Directors, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $147K at the top; this can include more than $26K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Training Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$47,825 - $132,059
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MEDIAN: $82,171
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$9.61 - $50.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,825 - $132,059  
   
Bonus
$500 - $26,268  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $15,351  
Commission
$0.00 - $44,385  
Total Pay (?
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$46,407 - $147,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 803
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Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $50.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $21.45  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $26,268  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $44,385  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $15,351  
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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$46,407 - $147,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Training Management, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training. Those familiar with Training Management also tend to 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Training Directors. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $60K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $94K in this role. 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 $100K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Training Directors, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Training Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent), Dallas (+20 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), and Washington (+14 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Atlanta and 11 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Training Director Salaries



National Average
$85,000



Skills That Affect Training Director Salaries

Leadership
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Training Program Development
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National Average
$85,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%