Entry-Level Training Specialists can expect wages of $48K per year on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Training Specialists — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $67K. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Training Specialists (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Entry-Level Training Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,369 - $67,454
(Median)
$36K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,007
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$12.20 - $25.14
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,369 - $67,454  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,066  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $5,350  
Total Pay (?
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$32,966 - $66,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 494
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $38.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,066  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $5,350  
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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$32,966 - $66,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,200

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Entry-Level Training Specialists will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Entry-Level Training Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+16 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Entry-Level Training Specialists in San Antonio make 30 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Miami and Pittsburgh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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It is important to find ways to connect with trainees to effectively deliver training. It is hard to convey your message when you do not fully understand the audience. Training Specialists excel when training is delivered in multiple formats to meet the variances in learning development levels.

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Skills That Affect Training Specialist Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 16%

Facilitator
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 5%

Training Program Development
up arrow 4%

Software Training Materials
up arrow 4%

Training Management
up arrow 2%

Curriculum Planning
0%

Public Speaking
0%

National Average
$46,000

Training
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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