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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Training Specialist Salary

$66,391 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

$31.92 hourly

Entry level Salary
$47,000 yearly
$47,000
10 %
$66,391
Median
$93,000
90 %

How much does a Training Specialist make?

Training specialists make $66,391 per year on average, or $31.92 per hour, in the United States. Training specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $47,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $93,000.

Location impacts how much a training specialist can expect to make. Training specialists make the most in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Connecticut, and Vermont.

Highest Paying States For Training Specialists

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

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Training Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1District of Columbia$92,129$44.29259
2Virginia$78,480$37.731,475
3New Hampshire$76,408$36.73253
4Vermont$80,382$38.65102
5Delaware$75,074$36.09188
6Massachusetts$91,542$44.011,097
7Maine$70,411$33.85214
8New Jersey$92,154$44.30839
9Indiana$71,801$34.52838
10Nebraska$68,822$33.09324
11Michigan$70,367$33.831,002
12Connecticut$80,452$38.68334
13Hawaii$82,745$39.78107
14Rhode Island$71,912$34.57150
15Alabama$65,176$31.33644
16West Virginia$63,655$30.60228
17New York$78,606$37.791,438
18Tennessee$65,072$31.28811
19Wyoming$64,309$30.9290
20Washington$74,892$36.01787
21Minnesota$69,126$33.23843
22Pennsylvania$68,072$32.731,338
23Oregon$70,984$34.13499
24North Dakota$63,733$30.64134
25Kentucky$61,651$29.64550
26Illinois$69,362$33.351,420
27North Carolina$63,341$30.451,358
28Texas$62,813$30.202,971
29Maryland$69,247$33.29840
30Louisiana$60,315$29.00556
31California$73,585$35.382,876
32Georgia$61,790$29.711,384
33Kansas$61,452$29.54401
34Iowa$57,070$27.44555
35Missouri$61,312$29.48766
36Montana$57,714$27.75170
37Mississippi$55,616$26.74349
38Wisconsin$59,423$28.57698
39Ohio$59,208$28.471,274
40Colorado$62,539$30.07714
41Arkansas$51,776$24.89450
42Oklahoma$50,721$24.39573
43Idaho$56,009$26.93220
44Florida$56,473$27.152,176
45Arizona$56,060$26.95771
46South Carolina$56,266$27.05541
47New Mexico$52,976$25.47277
48Alaska$51,593$24.80101
49Utah$48,819$23.47461
50South Dakota$55,159$26.52121
51Nevada$54,942$26.41251

Highest Paying Cities For Training Specialists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Washington, DC$92,279$44.36
2Urban Honolulu, HI$82,968$39.89
3Hartford, CT$80,389$38.65
4Springfield, VA$80,053$38.49
5Alameda, CA$75,666$36.38
6Skokie, IL$69,899$33.61
7Minneapolis, MN$69,078$33.21
8Harrisburg, PA$67,807$32.60
9Mount Juliet, TN$65,740$31.61
10Raleigh, NC$64,524$31.02
11Houston, TX$62,861$30.22
12Denver, CO$62,585$30.09
13Saint Louis, MO$62,396$30.00
14Leavenworth, KS$62,179$29.89
15Atlanta, GA$61,683$29.66

Training Specialist Salary Details

Training Specialist Salary

What is a Training Specialist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$93,000$7,750$45
75th Percentile$79,000$6,583$38
Average$66,391$5,533$32
25th Percentile$55,000$4,583$26
10th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Epic Credentialed Trainer$83,781$6,982$40.2841,467
Technical Trainer$63,262$5,272$30.41107,486
Corporate Trainer$52,438$4,370$25.2152,090
Trainer Lead$78,957$6,580$37.9643,216
Training Officer$58,837$4,903$28.2984,851
Training Manager$72,048$6,004$34.64121,521

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Citi Jobs (35)
  2. Abbott Jobs (48)
  3. Apple Jobs (40)
  4. AT&T Jobs (52)
  5. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jobs (45)

Which Companies Pay Training Specialists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Honeywell and PSCU Financial Services Inc are the highest paying companies for training specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Honeywell$90,477$43.5095
2PSCU Financial Services Inc$66,391$31.92

How Much Do Training Specialists Make In Different Industries?

Training specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the finance, technology, and health care industries tend to offer much higher salaries for training specialists. For example, training specialists make a whopping average salary of $77,429 while working in the finance industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $74,966 in the technology industry and $74,495 in the health care industry.

Training specialists may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $58,496.

Highest Paying Industries For Training Specialists

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$77,429$37.23
2Technology$74,966$36.04
3Health Care$74,495$35.81
4Manufacturing$73,405$35.29
5Professional$71,568$34.41
6Retail$69,345$33.34
7Government$58,496$28.12

High Paying Training Specialist Jobs

Training Specialist Salary Trends

The salary for a training specialist 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 Training Specialist Salary Over Time

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

    Training Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$66,400$31.92+2.4%
    2021$64,800$31.16+0.6%
    2020$64,500$30.99+0.8%
    2019$63,900$30.73+2.2%
    2018$62,500$30.05+1.4%

    Recently Added Training Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    PSCU Financial ServicesTraining ProfessionalLargo, FL04/20/2022$48,900
    PSCU Financial ServicesTraining ProfessionalPhoenix, AZ04/20/2022$48,900
    HoneywellCX Training ProfessionalSaint Charles, IL04/20/2022$48,200
    HoneywellCX Training ProfessionalPlymouth, MN04/12/2022$48,200
    HoneywellCX Training ProfessionalNoank, CT04/07/2022$48,200

    Training Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Training Specialists the most?

    New Jersey pays Training Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $92,154 per year, or $44.30 per hour.

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

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Training Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in District of Columbia you should be paid close to $92,129 per year.

    What type of Training Specialist gets paid the most?

    Senior Technician Specialist gets paid the most. Senior Technician Specialist made a median salary of $97,137. The best-paid 10 percent make $115,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $81,000.

    Do you get paid during specialist training?

    Yes, typically, a person is paid during specialist training. The rate a person is paid depends on the specific company but is often only minimum wage.

    During specialist training, the individual hired by an organization is trained for a specific role within the company. A person is paid during the training period, as they are considered an employee hired by the company on a trial basis to perform a specific role.

    How much do learning specialists get paid?

    Learning specialists get paid between $45,000 and $55,000 a year, on average. While the bottom ten percent might only earn $30,000 and the top ten percent over $115,000 per year, the median salary for a learning specialist is $50,000.

    What is the average salary of a specialist?

    The average salary of a specialist is $56,162 a year or $15.97 an hour. However, the range in salary can vary significantly, starting as low as $14 an hour to as high as $24 an hour. Factors such as location and the company can impact earning potential.

    What is the role of a training specialist?

    Training specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge. A training specialist can work at large corporations, financial institutions, and governmental agencies to conduct, evaluate and develop employee training programs.

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