Training & Development Specialist Salary

Training & Development Specialists in the United States take home an average $56K per year. Cash earnings for Training & Development Specialists — including $7K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $36K to $78K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Training & Development Specialists making up 71 percent. Job satisfaction for Training & Development Specialists is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,418 - $79,518
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$56K
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MEDIAN: $56,332
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$13.86 - $29.73
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$0$79K
Salary $39,418 - $79,518
Bonus $0.00 - $7,256
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,615
Commission $16,000
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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$36,377 - $79,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,023
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.86 - $29.73
Overtime $19.28 - $45.13
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,256
Commission $16,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,615
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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$36,377 - $79,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 225

Job Description for Training & Development Specialist

A training and development specialist engages a diverse variety of people in learning situations, applying adult learning theory in developing multifaceted modern learning solutions (such as instructor-led training and online educational programs).

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Training & Development Specialist Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Training & Development Specialist


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At the upper end, Training & Development Specialists who move into a Training Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Training Directors is a much higher $81K per year. When Training & Development Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Training & Development Managers or Training Managers. Those roles pay an additional $17K and $9K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Training & Development Specialist


Training & Development Specialists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Public Speaking, Training Management, Articulate E-Learning Software, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Training also know Facilitator and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Training & Development Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Training & Development Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Training & Development Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 518 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Training & Development Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 331 salaries. An experienced Training & Development Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 299 salaries. A Training & Development Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 96 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,149

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

For Training & Development Specialists, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Training & Development Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+28 percent), Houston (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Training & Development Specialists in Columbus earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Training & Development Specialist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 215 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Training & Development Specialist Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$54,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Training & Development Specialist Salaries


Public Speaking
▲8%




▲2%



National Average
$54,000

▼2%


Human Resources
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 13%