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How Much Does a Trainee Earn In The United States?

Trainee Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$34,000
$22,000
$34,000
$53,000
Trainees in the United States make an average salary of $34,935 per year or $16.8 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level trainee salary is roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $53,000. If you like following the crowd, hospitality and finance companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out finance, insurance, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Connecticut, California, Minnesota, and New York provide the highest trainee salaries.
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Where Trainees Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where trainees earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Trainees Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Connecticut and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for trainees. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Kentucky, Arkansas, and Utah.
Location
1. Washington, DC
$51,202
Avg. Salary
$25k
$66k
2. Sacramento, CA
$45,885
Avg. Salary
$25k
$66k
3. Minneapolis, MN
$43,003
Avg. Salary
$25k
$66k
4. New York, NY
$42,704
Avg. Salary
$25k
$66k
5. Worcester, MA
$41,775
Avg. Salary
$25k
$66k
6. Cleveland, OH
$41,233
Avg. Salary
$25k
$66k

High Paying Trainee Jobs

Which Companies Pay Trainees The Most?

To earn a high income as a trainee, working for Weyerhaeuser or Canadian Pacific Railway might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Performance Food Group and Louis Dreyfus Holding report highly competitive wages for trainees.
Company
Avg. Salary
$41k
$91k
Avg. Salary
$41k
$91k
Avg. Salary
$41k
$91k
Avg. Salary
$41k
$91k
Avg. Salary
$41k
$91k

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Trainee Salary History

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Location

    How Much Do Trainees Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, trainee salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, insurance, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for trainees. For example, trainees make a whopping average salary of $46,127 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $41,925 at insurance companies and $40,577 at manufacturing companies. But trainees may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $38,682.
    1. Finance
    $46,127
    Avg. Salary
    $29k
    $55k
    2. Insurance
    $41,925
    Avg. Salary
    $29k
    $55k
    3. Manufacturing
    $40,577
    Avg. Salary
    $29k
    $55k
    4. Government
    $38,682
    Avg. Salary
    $29k
    $55k

    How Experience Affects Trainee Salaries

    The salary for a trainee can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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