Training Director Salary

Training Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent between two-thirds and three-fourths of Training Directors. Salaries average out to around $85K per year and spread from $47K to $151K per year. Total cash compensation to Training Directors approaches anywhere from $47K on the lower end to $151K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $29K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,485 - $134,279

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$11.71 - $51.27

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$48,485 - $134,279  
   
Bonus
$494.93 - $28,813  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $15,609  
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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$47,336 - $150,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 863
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $51.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$494.93 - $28,813  
   
Commission
$1,800 - $32,500  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $15,609  
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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$47,336 - $150,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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 suggest that Training Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Training Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent, 36 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training. Most people skilled in Training Management are similarly competent 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 inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $59K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $76K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Training Directors make a median salary of $97K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $101K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Training Directors, 63 percent higher than the national average. Training Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+32 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Minneapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Workers in Austin and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 10 percent less, 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
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Leadership
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Training Program Development
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National Average
$87,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
41%
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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