$84,346
Avg. Salary
$17.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,843

Bonus

$7,500

Profit Sharing

$4,760

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Training Director is $17.66 per hour.

The average pay for a Training Director is $84,346 per year.

$11.09
10%
$17.66
50%
$45.30
90%
MEDIAN $17.66
$50k
10%
$84k
50%
$137k
90%
MEDIAN $84,346
$50,198 - $137,321
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MEDIAN: $84,346
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$11.09 - $45.30
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$0$150K
Salary $50,198 - $137,321
Bonus $1,174 - $28,293
Profit Sharing $805 - $17,507
Commission $4,760
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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$48,840 - $150,582
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,431
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $11.09 - $45.30
Overtime $15.95 - $35.05
Annual Data $0$150K
Bonus $1,174 - $28,293
Commission $4,760
Profit Sharing $805 - $17,507
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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$48,840 - $150,582
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

Job Description for Training Director

The training director is responsible for the employee training practices and procedures for a business. They have several initial tasks to perform at the beginning of a curriculum development cycle. First, the training director must establish what the training needs of the organization are; second, they establish the goals and direction for the training programs. To these ends, the training director starts by gathering data about the programs that are already in place. After the data about current programs is gathered, the training director works with subject matter experts to analyze the current programs for their strengths and weaknesses. The training director then writes a report on the conclusions of the analysis, providing opinion on what the goals of the training should be and recommendations on how to retain the strengths of the current program while overcoming weaknesses.

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Training Director Pay By Employer

$0$38K

Chick-Fil-A Inc
18 profiles
$28,410

Common Career Paths for Training Director


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While not commonly seen, Training Directors who transition into a VP of Recruiting and Training position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Vice President (VP), Recruiting and Trainings is $112K per year. More often than not, a Training Development Director role is the next step for Training Directors moving up in the field. Training Development Directors usually make $92K per year. Many other Training Directors choose to take on a Human Resources Director role, where salaries are typically $80K.

Training Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Training Director


Training Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Leadership, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 70 percent, 27 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Curriculum Planning and Training. It is often found that people who know Training Management are also skilled in Training and Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Training Director

Pay by Experience for a Training Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Training Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 162 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Training Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 218 salaries. An experienced Training Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 365 salaries. A Training Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 157 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,376

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

For those looking to make money, Training Directors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 96 percent above the national average. Training Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+40 percent), Boston (+37 percent), Minneapolis (+33 percent), and New York (+22 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 5 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Seattle and Austin (4 percent lower).

Training Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Training Director?

Training Director in Irvine:
"Love it."
Pros: Weather, close to family
Cons: Cost of living

Training Director in Goshen:
Pros: Community.
Cons: Small town, little growth potential.

Training Director in Charlotte:
"Skills needed for this type of position."
Great soft skills and hard skills. Great communication written and verbal, organized, detail oriented, computer literate, and able to pick up on who you are training to match the style of training to how they will learn the material the best.

Training Director in Washington:
"Training is a complex task."
Know the fundamental of training - planning, research, curriculum development, tool development, people skills, statistical skills, writing skills, and packaging skills.

Training Director in Austin:
"Great."
Pros: Working with people. Helping the community.
Cons:

Training Director in Rex:
Pros: Building relationships. Setting goals with individuals and coaching in the efforts of achieving them. Teaching and training for available positions. Evaluating and giving the proper resources in developing employees.
Cons: I feel like I do not get paid enough. I often get pulled into other responsibilities that are not within my job description. No benefits (health plans etc.) Hours. Stress level.

Training Director in Atlanta:
"Do Your Homework."
Investigate exactly what training actually exists and what needs to be developed, bought or re-designed.

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Key Stats for Training Director

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Training Director Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$86,000

▼5%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Training Director Salaries

People Management
▲67%

Leadership
▲25%


▲7%



National Average
$86,000

Training Program Development
▼1%

Training Management
▼1%

▼5%

Curriculum Planning
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%