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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Trainer Salary

$56,622 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$27.22 hourly

Entry level Salary
$36,000 yearly
$36,000
10 %
$56,622
Median
$87,000
90 %

How much does a Trainer make?

Trainers make $56,622 per year on average, or $27.22 per hour, in the United States. Trainers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $87,000.

Location impacts how much a trainer can expect to make. Trainers make the most in California, Washington, Maine, Oregon, and New Jersey.

Highest Paying States For Trainers

Trainer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1California$63,159$30.362,421
2Washington$62,418$30.01548
3New Jersey$57,450$27.62635
4Oregon$57,653$27.72328
5Texas$52,381$25.181,916
6Virginia$52,810$25.39899
7Maine$58,088$27.9374
8West Virginia$49,307$23.71130
9Louisiana$48,047$23.10340
10Massachusetts$56,132$26.99622
11Maryland$50,506$24.28613
12Arizona$48,682$23.40588
13Rhode Island$49,846$23.96101
14New Hampshire$53,467$25.71112
15Connecticut$47,667$22.92351
16Alabama$50,652$24.35300
17Delaware$47,956$23.06127
18Wyoming$46,493$22.3555
19Pennsylvania$46,754$22.48980
20Florida$49,669$23.881,164
21Georgia$49,408$23.75756
22North Carolina$49,156$23.63577
23Vermont$50,299$24.1851
24Nevada$48,217$23.18153
25Hawaii$45,501$21.88102
26Utah$44,080$21.19303
27South Carolina$48,047$23.10290
28Illinois$44,013$21.161,130
29Kansas$41,159$19.79309
30District of Columbia$50,687$24.37122
31New York$49,556$23.82862
32Montana$45,879$22.0687
33Colorado$46,719$22.46438
34Missouri$42,914$20.63464
35Tennessee$42,109$20.24456
36Idaho$42,450$20.41138
37New Mexico$42,454$20.41151
38Nebraska$40,757$19.59185
39Mississippi$37,453$18.01239
40Kentucky$37,125$17.85374
41Minnesota$41,621$20.01521
42North Dakota$39,761$19.1275
43Indiana$38,280$18.40616
44Iowa$37,226$17.90368
45Ohio$37,273$17.92893
46Alaska$39,795$19.1367
47Michigan$40,108$19.28538
48Arkansas$32,875$15.81257
49Oklahoma$38,527$18.52227
50Wisconsin$35,418$17.03452
51South Dakota$35,745$17.1974

Trainer Salary Details

Trainer Salary

What is a Trainer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$87,000$7,250$42
75th Percentile$71,000$5,917$34
Average$56,622$4,719$27
25th Percentile$45,000$3,750$22
10th Percentile$36,000$3,000$17

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Technical Support Trainer$65,428$5,452$31.46168,898
Epic Credentialed Trainer$83,781$6,982$40.2841,467
Training Coordinator$50,055$4,171$24.0654,796
Training Facilitator$64,034$5,336$30.7939,523
Customer Service Trainer$31,156$2,596$14.98235,862
Team Leader/Trainer$52,026$4,335$25.01141,734

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How Much Do Trainers Make In Different Industries?

Trainer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the technology, health care, and manufacturing industries tend to offer much higher salaries for trainers. For example, trainers make a whopping average salary of $66,383 while working in the technology industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $58,798 in the health care industry and $56,980 in the manufacturing industry.

Trainers may want to avoid working in the transportation industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $47,280.

Highest Paying Industries For Trainers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$66,383$31.91
2Health Care$58,798$28.27
3Manufacturing$56,980$27.39
4Professional$52,721$25.35
5Retail$52,110$25.05
6Hospitality$50,349$24.21
7Transportation$47,280$22.73

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Trainer Salary Trends

The salary for a trainer 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.

Average Trainer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Trainer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$56,600$27.22+2.4%
    2021$55,300$26.58+0.6%
    2020$55,000$26.43+0.8%
    2019$54,500$26.21+2.2%
    2018$53,300$25.62+1.4%

    Trainer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Trainers the most?

    California pays Trainers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $63,159 per year, or $30.36 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Trainer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Trainer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $62,418 per year.

    What type of Trainer gets paid the most?

    Epic Credentialed Trainer gets paid the most. Epic Credentialed Trainer made a median salary of $83,781. The best-paid 10 percent make $99,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $70,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Trainer?

    A good starting salary for a trainer is $36,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a trainer in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for trainers is $56,622, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a trainer can vary by state.

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