Entry-Level Training Specialist Salary

An average Entry-Level Training Specialist can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Training Specialists, total cash compensation can vary between $33K and $67K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $5K, respectively. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. For the most part, Entry-Level Training Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Training Specialists (65 percent) who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,805 - $67,747
$37K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,320
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$12.37 - $24.87
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MEDIAN: $17.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,805 - $67,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $5,277  
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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$32,991 - $66,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$17.60 - $38.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $5,277  
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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$32,991 - $66,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,884

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For Entry-Level Training Specialists, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Training Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+15 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Entry-Level Training Specialists in San Antonio take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 31 percent less than the national average. Miami and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

Training Specialist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Training Specialist in McDonough:
"People Skills Are Vital!"
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.

Key Stats for Training Specialist

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Training Specialist Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲13%

Project Management
▲8%

Facilitator
▲8%

Design
▲6%

Software Training Materials
▲5%


Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲4%



Public Speaking
▲1%

National Average
$47,000

▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%