Training Director Salary
The majority of Training Directors in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $148K per year, and the median is $83K annually. In the world of Training Directors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $27K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $48K and $148K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women Training Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$49,914 - $136,911|
|Bonus||$820 - $27,156|
|Profit Sharing||$808 - $15,383|
|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).)
|$48,214 - $148,470|
|Hourly Rate||$10.67 - $30.64|
|Overtime||$1.52 - $34.86|
|Bonus||$820 - $27,156|
|Profit Sharing||$808 - $15,383|
|Total Pay (||$48,214 - $148,470|
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...
After submitting the reports to executive management and receiving approval, the training director oversees the implementation of new training policies and procedures. After the changes have been implemented, the training programs are reevaluated and tested. If the desired results are not met, the training policies and procedures are altered further to better the training programs. Once an acceptable level is met by the programs, the procedures are set and other training programs are analyzed. However, the process is ongoing and updates are constantly made to the training programs as new best practices are developed and as further efficiencies are envisioned and realized.
Training directors generally must have extensive experience in their field. They also should have experience leading and/or coordinating a team, as work with a number of individuals (potentially including subordinates) is required in this position. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
While not commonly seen, Training Directors who transition into a VP of Recruiting and Training position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Vice President (VP), Recruiting and Trainings is $112K per year. More often than not, a Training Development Director role is the next step for Training Directors moving up in the field. Training Development Directors usually make $92K per year. Many other Training Directors choose to take on a Human Resources Director role, where salaries are typically $80K.
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Popular Skills for Training Director
Training Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 70 percent, 27 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Curriculum Planning and Training. It is often found that people who know Training Management are also skilled in Training and Organizational Development.
Pay by Experience Level for Training Director
Pay by Experience for a Training Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Training Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 162 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Training Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 218 salaries. An experienced Training Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 365 salaries. A Training Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 157 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Training Directors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 96 percent above the national average. Training Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+40 percent), Boston (+37 percent), Minneapolis (+33 percent), and New York (+22 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 5 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Seattle and Austin (4 percent lower).
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