Training Director Salary

Training Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $84K per year on average but can range from $47K to $147K per year. With some bonuses approaching $29K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Training Directors spread between $47K and $147K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length 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. For the most part, Training Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Training Directors (52 percent) who responded to the survey. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,327 - $132,096
$49K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,836
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90%

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$11.19 - $45.00
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$45
MEDIAN: $16.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,327 - $132,096  
   
Bonus
$750 - $28,862  
Profit Sharing
$40.00 - $15,361  
Commission
$4,883  
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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$46,586 - $146,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 681
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $45.00  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$750 - $28,862  
   
Commission
$4,883  
Profit Sharing
$40.00 - $15,361  
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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$46,586 - $146,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

Common Career Paths for Training Director


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Training Directors do not often transition into VP of Recruiting and Training roles. The role averages $112K per year. The most common promotion for Training Directors is Training Development Director, a position that typically pays $92K annually. Another standard transition for Training Directors seeking advancement is to assume a Human Resources Director role, where pay is often $80K.

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Popular Skills for Training Director


Training Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 68 percent, 26 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Curriculum Planning and 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.


Training Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $83K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $94K in this role. 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 $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,916

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

For Training Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 91 percent above the national average. Training Directors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+45 percent), Boston (+38 percent), Minneapolis (+32 percent), and Denver (+23 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Seattle. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (8 percent lower) and Austin (5 percent lower).

Training Director Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Training Director

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Training Director Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$86,000

▼4%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Training Director Salaries

People Management
▲68%

Leadership
▲26%




Facilitator
▲4%


National Average
$86,000


▼5%

Curriculum Planning
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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