Training Director Salary

The majority of Training Directors in the United States — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $47K to $150K per year, and the median is $84K per year. Total cash earnings of Training Directors range from $47K on the low end to $150K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $27K and $15K, respectively. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Training Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,514 - $133,761
(Median)
$49K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,487
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$10.30 - $50.84
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$10
$20
$51
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,514 - $133,761  
   
Bonus
$492.71 - $26,736  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $15,498  
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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$46,827 - $149,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 857
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $50.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$492.71 - $26,736  
   
Commission
$1,800 - $32,500  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $15,498  
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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$46,827 - $149,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 66 percent, 34 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training. Most people experienced in 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.


For many Training Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $59K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $75K on average. On average, Training Directors make $96K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $101K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Training Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 47 percent. Training Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+34 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). In Minneapolis, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (14 percent lower) and Atlanta (9 percent lower).

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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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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