Average Training Instructor Salary

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The average salary for a Training Instructor is $56,834.
MEDIAN $56,834
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$36k - $89k
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$786 - $13k
$6k - $23k
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$30k - $87k

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Job Description for Training Instructor

Training Instructor Tasks
  • Make lesson plans and determine best instructional methods for conveying subject matter.
  • Recommend improvements in curriculum and updates to accommodate new technology.
The top respondents for the job title Training Instructor are from the companies U.S. Air Force (USAF), American Red Cross and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. Reported salaries are highest at Exelon Corporation where the average pay is $92,665. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Southwest Airlines Co, earning around $76,291 and $75,000, respectively. American Airlines pays the lowest at around $41,595. U.S. Air Force (USAF) and United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,000 and $52,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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Technical Training Instructor
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Popular Skills for Training Instructor

Skills in Training, Training Program Development, Oral / Verbal Communication and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Training Instructor

An entry-level Training Instructor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,451 based on 26 salaries. An early career Training Instructor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,173 based on 469 salaries. A mid-career Training Instructor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,033 based on 316 salaries. An experienced Training Instructor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,293 based on 435 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,635.
Employees with Training Instructor in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 21.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (14.8% more) and San Antonio, Texas (14.3% more).

Years of Experience

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