Training Director Salary

Training Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $83K per year, but may range from $47K to $145K per year. In the world of Training Directors, overall income ranges from $47K near the bottom to $145K at the top; this can include more than $29K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Training Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Training Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,221 - $133,320
$49K
$83K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,423
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.11 - $45.62
$11
$17
$46
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,221 - $133,320  
   
Bonus
$805 - $29,266  
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $15,152  
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).
)
$46,910 - $145,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 656
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $30.52  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$805 - $29,266  
   
Commission
$4,883  
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $15,152  
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).
)
$46,910 - $145,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Though some Training Directors move into positions like VP of Recruiting and Training (where the average salary is $112K), this progression is not the norm. The most common career progression for Training Directors leads to becoming a Training Development Director, where average pay is $92K annually. However, many Training Directors also opt to become Human Resources Directors. Typically, a Human Resources Director brings home $80K.

Training Development Director Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Training Director


Training Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 69 percent, 26 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Curriculum Planning and Training. The majority of those who know 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $82K. Training Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $93K. Training Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,536

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

For Training Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 96 percent above the national average. Training Directors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+40 percent), Boston (+36 percent), Minneapolis (+32 percent), and New York (+22 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average. Workers in Seattle and Austin earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 4 percent.

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.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Training Director

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
23%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Training Director Salaries

▲17%

▲9%

National Average
$86,000

▼4%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Training Director Salaries

People Management
▲69%

Leadership
▲26%


▲8%



Training Program Development
▼0%

Training Management
▼0%

National Average
$86,000

▼4%

Curriculum Planning
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
ADVERTISEMENT