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Training Director Salary

Training Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — roughly two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $47K to $150K per year, median earnings come to $84K annually. Total incomes of Training Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $26K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $47K and $150K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women Training Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,666 - $133,762
(Median)
$49K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,513
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$9.69 - $50.37
(Median)
$9
$18
$50
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$48,666 - $133,762  
   
Bonus
$501 - $26,478  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $15,456  
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 - $149,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 844
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $50.37  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$501 - $26,478  
   
Commission
$1,800 - $32,500  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $15,456  
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 - $149,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 imply that Training Directors put a diverse skill set 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 42 percent, 35 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training. Those proficient in Training Management are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For many Training Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $59K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $75K on average. Training Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $101K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 48 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 (+33 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (13 percent less) and Atlanta (11 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
up arrow 42%

Leadership
up arrow 35%




Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

National Average
$86,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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