Corporate Trainer Salary

Corporate Trainers in the United States can expect wages of $55K per year on average. Cash earnings for Corporate Trainers — including $10K in bonuses and $19K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $36K to $83K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though experience level and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women Corporate Trainers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Corporate Trainers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,987 - $80,132
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$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,854
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$13.23 - $36.00
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$0$82K
Salary $38,987 - $80,132
Bonus $0.00 - $9,878
Profit Sharing $300.00 - $14,000
Commission $9,826
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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$35,713 - $82,901
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,177
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.23 - $36.00
Hourly Tips $1.50
Overtime $17.84 - $42.10
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,878
Commission $9,826
Profit Sharing $300.00 - $14,000
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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$35,713 - $82,901
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 270

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Job Description for Corporate Trainer

A corporate trainer mentors, trains, and helps professionally develop other employees in their organization. A successful corporate trainer delivers training to groups and individuals in an engaging, informative manner and helps assess and document trainees' performance. Corporate trainers must be able to effectively use a variety of technology such as slide decks, projectors and technology-based assessment tools. A typical day for corporate trainers involves traveling to a location in which the training will take place (which may not be their office). Once on site, they set up the training room with any required materials, take attendance, and deliver the training. Following the training, clean-up and documentation of attendance and performance may be required.

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Corporate Trainer Tasks

  • Develop, revise, and deliver training to employees via diverse channels like classrooms, the intranet and the web.
  • Organize rooms and materials for in-person trainings.
  • Track metrics regarding attendance, satisfaction, and use of trainings.
  • Identify and evaluate external sources of training materials and courses.
  • Confer with supervisors and employees to identify training needs and shape curricula.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Trainer


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It's not very common for Corporate Trainers to move on to become Training Directors. Average pay for a Training Director is $81K annually. When Corporate Trainers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Training Managers or Instructional Designers. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $7K, respectively.

Corporate Trainer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Corporate Trainer


Popular Skills for Corporate Trainer


Survey results imply that Corporate Trainers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Articulate - E-Learning Software, Articulate E-Learning Software, Facilitator, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Presentations, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Training are, more often than not, also skilled in Facilitator and Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Trainer

Pay by Experience for a Corporate Trainer has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Trainer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 683 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate Trainer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 501 salaries. An experienced Corporate Trainer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 419 salaries. A Corporate Trainer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 144 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,831

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Corporate Trainers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Corporate Trainers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent), San Diego (+20 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Salt Lake City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Tampa (8 percent lower) and Atlanta (3 percent lower).

Corporate Trainer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Corporate Trainer?

Corporate Trainer in Minneapolis:
"People management;learning on the fly; public speaking;"
Pros: Watching trainees grow; helping.
Cons: Assumptions.

Corporate Trainer in Lebanon:
"Helps people discover good mental health."
Pros: Helping other people discover mental health triage.
Cons: Unsupported for a master plan.

Corporate Trainer in San Carlos:
"Fun."
Pros: Travel, learning new skills, meeting new people.
Cons: Late hours, no paid vacation, low income.

Corporate Trainer in Portland:
"The Unsung Heroes."
Pros: I like that I'm able to travel. I like that I truly help people and get to interact with a wide variety of people.
Cons: I don't like that I am underpaid.

Corporate Trainer in Austin:
"Personally challenging and rewarding."
Pros: A great deal of autonomy and trust is given. I am able to learn new skills and techniques and implement quickly for maximum results. I attribute the company environment equally to my role itself regarding my high satisfaction level.
Cons: Lack of resource for my own skill development as a professional.

Corporate Trainer in Omaha:
"Being the Go Between."
Pros: I enjoy working in a position that allows me to work closely with front line employees and management.
Cons: The position is unique in the sense that front line employees often provide direct, yet honest feedback. While I enjoy that employees trust me, it can be difficult to decipher which feedback is needed for development and culture building and which feedback is simply an employee venting.

Corporate Trainer in Irvine:
Pros: Opportunity to expand my skillet and professional development.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Corporate Trainer

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Corporate Trainer Salaries

▲22%

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$54,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Corporate Trainer Salaries

Articulate - E-Learning Software
▲10%

Articulate E-Learning Software
▲4%

▲1%

▲1%



Training Program Development
▼0%

Software Training Materials
▼0%

National Average
$54,000




▼3%



Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 15%
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