The average salary for a Training Specialist is $51,431 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Safety Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.

$38,009 - $77,873
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$38K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,431
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$13.08 - $29.69
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,009 - $77,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,030  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $5,143  
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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$35,209 - $77,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 940
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $29.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.50  
Overtime
$17.93 - $42.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $5,143  
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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$35,209 - $77,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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Job Description for Training Specialist

Training specialists aim to improve the performance of current employees, and may also train new employees so they meet certain levels of proficiency before beginning work.

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Training Specialist Tasks

  • Determine specific educational needs by interviewing or surveying a sample of people from target population.
  • Design, orchestrate and implement training programs for employees or clientele to help improve skills.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,663

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Training Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Training Specialist?

Training Specialist in Salt Lake City:
"Working in MOOG."
Pros: I like that I get to meet new people when I do training. I get to travel as well, because sometimes the customer wants the trainer to go to their facility instead.
Cons: I hate that they do nothing to help me get a better pay, and it feels like they do not see me as a person.

Training Specialist in Arlington:
"Low stress, high rewards."
Pros: I get to leave my work at work, great team with lots of flexibility and creativity. Get to work directly with government clients.
Cons: No growth opportunity. Underpaid.

Training Specialist in Columbia:
"Family Like Atmosphere."
Pros: I love sharing what I've learned over the years with new employees to help them grow and start their career at the company.
Cons: I wish we were giving enhanced training for the specialists to continually build our skills for increased efficiency.

Training Specialist in Cusseta:
Pros: Training and career development are very vital in any company or organization that aims at progressing. That's what I enjoy!
Cons: When employees take training for career development for granted.

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Experience Affects Training Specialist Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Training Specialist Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 15%

instructional design
up arrow 8%


Design
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Facilitator
up arrow 2%

Public Speaking
up arrow 2%

Software Training Materials
up arrow 1%

Training Program Development
0%

Curriculum Planning
0%

National Average
$51,000

Training
up arrow 2%

Training Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 7%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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