Training Specialists Salary 2018: How Much Money Do They Make

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Training and Development Specialists

Other names for this job might include Applications Trainer, Auxiliary Personnel Inservice Coordinator, Bilingual Trainer, Commercial Instructor Supervisor, Computer Technology Trainer, Computer Training Specialist, Corporate Trainer, Course Developer, Courseware Developer, Curriculum Developer

  • $63350
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How Much Do Training Specialists Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Training and Development Specialists make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Training and Development Specialist will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$63350 per year

Hourly wage
$30.460 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Training Specialists make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Training Specialists is $63350. Their salary can also be as low as $32410 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $101010 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $30.460 and can range from $15.580 to $48.560 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Training Specialist will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Training Specialists make with other careers, they have a salary rank of B.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$48.560$101010
Senior (Top 25%)$38.120$79280
Middle (Mid 50%)$28.370$59020
Junior (Bottom 25%)$20.650$42950
No experience (Bottom 10%)$15.580$32410

Entry-level Training Specialists who starts out at $42950 can expect to make $59020 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $15.580 per hour while the top 10% makes over $48.560 per hour.

While the median wage is $59020 per annum or $28.370 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch46.9797700
Natural Gas Distribution41.8487020
Federal government, including the US Postal Service40.6884620
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution40.684450
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers39.7282620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing39.0481190
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media38.7980690
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing38.7980680
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas38.2479530
Pipeline Transportation37.9678970
Coal Mining37.1277200
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing37.0477050
Educational Support Services, Local government owned36.8976730
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing36.6576230
Other Information Services36.4475790
Motion Picture and Video Industries36.4375770
Other Financial Investment Activities36.475720
Oil and Gas Extraction36.3775640
Engineering Services36.275290
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services35.9874830
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers35.9474760
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction35.8174490
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences35.8174480
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services35.7974450
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries35.7274310
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing35.6974230
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers35.6874220
Satellite Telecommunications35.6174060
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)35.5373910
Basic Chemical Manufacturing35.4873790
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing35.4173650
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing35.2973400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned35.2173230
Legal Services35.1473090
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing35.1373060
Scientific Research and Development Services35.0972990
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.0972980
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners35.0172830
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities34.872390
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers34.7972350
Securities and Commodity Exchanges34.6872140
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing34.5771910
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing34.4671670
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance34.4571650
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers34.4371620
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing34.2571240
Pharmacies and Drug Stores34.170920
Communications Equipment Manufacturing34.0970910
Rail Transportation33.8470390
Mining (except Oil and Gas)33.8370370
Computer Systems Design and Related Services33.8170330
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing33.7870260
Specialized Design Services33.6369940
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers33.5469760
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers33.4669600
Offices of Dentists33.4569580
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing33.3769410
Testing Laboratories33.3769400
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage33.3669390
Chemical Manufacturing33.3369320
Utility System Construction33.369260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.2669180
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods33.2469130
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations33.168860
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned33.0568750
Metal Ore Mining33.0468720
Automobile Dealers33.0368710
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.0368690
Publishing Industries (except Internet)33.0168660
Wholesale Trade33.0168650
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing32.9368490
Software Publishers32.8868390
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers32.8768380
Veterinary Services32.8468310
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing32.7968210
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.7468110
Wired Telecommunications Carriers32.7168050
Television Broadcasting32.6968000
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned32.6968000
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)32.6667930
Hospitals, State government owned32.6267850
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction32.5667720
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers32.5467670
Waste Treatment and Disposal32.567610
Specialty hospitals, State government owned32.4667520
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing32.3967360
Radio and Television Broadcasting32.3867350
Machinery Manufacturing32.2567080
Scheduled Air Transportation32.1666890
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers32.166760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)32.0166580
Waste Collection31.9966530
Support Activities for Mining31.9866520
Air Transportation31.9766500
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned31.9666470
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned31.9466440
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations31.9366420
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance31.8866320
Newspaper Publishers31.8666270
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)31.8666260
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction31.8166170
Nondepository Credit Intermediation31.7466020
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services31.7265980
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages31.765930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned31.6665860
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.6565830
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing31.6165740
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services31.665730
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)31.5865680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services31.5665650
Hospitals, Privately owned31.5265570
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation31.4465380
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.3665220
Broadcasting (except Internet)31.3465190
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers31.3465190
Management of Companies and Enterprises31.365100
Hospitals, Local government owned31.2965090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned31.2765050
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities31.1564790
Waste Management and Remediation Services31.1364750
Home Health Care Services31.1364740
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing3164490
Other Telecommunications30.9964460
Cable and Other Subscription Programming30.9764420
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers30.964270
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors30.8664190
Educational Support Services, Privately owned30.8664190
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods30.7964040
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds30.7663980
Forging and Stamping30.7663970
Office Administrative Services30.7563950
Educational Services, Privately owned30.7563950
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills30.6463720
Finance and Insurance30.5963630
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing30.3963220
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned30.3863200
Postal Service (federal government)30.3763180
Insurance Carriers30.3463110
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.3463110
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned30.3363090
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities30.2762970
Lessors of Real Estate30.2362870
Nonresidential Building Construction30.2262860
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities30.262810
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.262810
Construction of Buildings30.1162630
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities30.0962590
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing30.0762540
Grantmaking and Giving Services30.0462490
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing30.0462480
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing30.0362460
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)30.0262430
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services30.0162420
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing29.9262240
Residential Building Construction29.8462060
Depository Credit Intermediation29.8462060
All industries, private ownership only29.8362040
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing29.7961960
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing29.7461870
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers29.7461850
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned29.7361830
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers29.6261610
All industries29.5861530
Nonscheduled Air Transportation29.5661490
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)29.5161380
Consumer Goods Rental29.561360
Educational Services, Local government owned29.561360
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events29.4161170
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)29.3961140
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers29.3461030
Building Equipment Contractors29.3361000
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation29.2760890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.2760880
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing29.2560840
Offices of Physicians29.2360800
Outpatient Care Centers29.2160760
Support Activities for Air Transportation29.2160750
Miscellaneous Manufacturing29.1960720
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors29.1960710
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing29.1760670
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing29.1560640
Repair and Maintenance29.1560640
Travel Agencies29.1560630
Home Furnishings Stores29.1360590
Employment Services29.1260570
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations29.160530
Specialty Trade Contractors29.0660450
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing2960330
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing28.8960090
Primary Metal Manufacturing28.8860070
Other Insurance Related Activities28.8259950
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)28.859910
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers28.859900
Household Appliance Manufacturing28.859890
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores28.759700
Ambulatory Health Care Services28.6659610
Support Activities for Transportation28.6459560
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing28.5859440
Paper Manufacturing28.5559380
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation28.5159300
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing28.4659200
Exterminating and Pest Control Services28.4259110
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers28.4159080
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories28.459070
Spectator Sports28.3759020
Facilities Support Services28.3358920
Taxi and Limousine Service28.3258910
Landscaping Services28.3258910
Water Transportation28.2758800
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned28.2358720
Activities Related to Real Estate28.2158670
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries28.1658560
Real Estate28.1358510
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing28.0758390
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing28.0158260
Couriers and Express Delivery Services28.0158260
Local government, including schools and hospitals27.9958220
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing27.9858200
Couriers and Messengers27.9158040
Electronics and Appliance Stores27.8157840
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service27.7957790
Transportation and Warehousing27.7857770
Apparel Manufacturing27.7557710
Educational Services, State government owned27.7257670
Offices of Other Health Practitioners27.7157630
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing27.6657540
Clothing Stores27.5957380
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers27.5557300
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing27.5157230
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers27.5157210
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing27.4957180
Beverage Manufacturing27.4857160
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions27.4257030
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing27.4157010
Freight Transportation Arrangement27.3856960
Other Building Equipment Contractors27.3856940
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance27.3656920
Health and Personal Care Stores27.3256820
Rental and Leasing Services27.2956770
Ambulance Services27.2356640
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers27.1756510
Junior colleges, Local government owned27.1556470
Automotive Repair and Maintenance27.1156380
Security Systems Services27.0356230
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing26.9856130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.9656090
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers26.9556060
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned26.8755880
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.8555850
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)26.8455820
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)26.8255790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing26.8255780
Federal, State, and Local Government26.7455620
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.7455620
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores26.755530
Amusement Parks and Arcades26.6555420
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing26.6355380
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing26.6255360
State government, including schools and hospitals26.5555220
Investigation and Security Services26.5155140
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists26.555120
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities26.4855080
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services26.4655040
Other Support Services26.4555030
Administrative and Support Services26.3654830
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services26.3654820
Wood Product Manufacturing26.254510
Textile Furnishings Mills26.1754440
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly26.1754430
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing26.0654200
Urban Transit Systems26.0454170
Dairy Product Manufacturing26.0454160
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing25.9553970
Junior colleges, State government owned25.9353920
Social Advocacy Organizations25.8753810
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores25.8753800
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses25.8353730
Specialized Freight Trucking25.7453550
Nonstore Retailers25.7153480
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation25.7153480
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.6353300
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing25.6253290
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing25.5753190
Direct Selling Establishments25.3952820
Truck Transportation25.3952810
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation25.3852800
General Freight Trucking25.3152650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned25.3152650
Textile Product Mills25.1752360
Printing and Related Support Activities25.1752350
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing25.1452290
Rubber Product Manufacturing25.0852160
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing25.0352070
Services to Buildings and Dwellings25.0352060
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers24.9651920
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores24.9451880
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.8751720
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services24.8551700
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing24.8251620
Fabric Mills24.8151600
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.851580
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services24.6951350
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation24.6751310
Performing Arts Companies24.5951140
Building Finishing Contractors24.550960
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing24.4750890
Footwear Manufacturing24.4250800
Traveler Accommodation24.4150770
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing24.3450620
Special Food Services24.2850500
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned24.2150360
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries24.1450210
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing24.0950110
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing24.0450000
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned23.8249540
Civic and Social Organizations23.6649220
Casino Hotels23.6549200
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities23.6549190
Plastics Product Manufacturing23.6149110
Machine Shops23.6149110
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)23.649090
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers23.5649010
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing23.5348930
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned23.4948850
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing23.4348730
Drycleaning and Laundry Services23.3948660
Individual and Family Services23.3248500
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries23.3248500
School and Employee Bus Transportation23.2448340
Miscellaneous Store Retailers23.2348310
Religious Organizations23.1848210
Other Personal Services23.0948040
Personal and Laundry Services23.0848000
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing22.9647750
Building Material and Supplies Dealers22.6447100
Technical and trade schools, State government owned22.6347060
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers22.5246850
Gambling Industries22.5146820
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities22.4646730
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters22.4546690
Business Support Services22.446590
Other Residential Care Facilities22.3146400
Warehousing and Storage22.1346030
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities22.0445850
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities22.0145790
Retail Trade21.8445420
Telephone Call Centers21.8145370
Charter Bus Industry21.845350
Personal Care Services21.7845310
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services21.6445010
Other Food Manufacturing21.5944910
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing21.4544620
Food Manufacturing21.3544410
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers21.1944080
Gasoline Stations21.1543980
Social Assistance20.9443550
Furniture Stores20.9343540
Shoe Stores20.743060
Accommodation and Food Services20.442430
Child Day Care Services20.442420
Textile Mills20.2342080
Food Services and Drinking Places19.4840510
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing19.4540460
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing19.3340210
Vocational Rehabilitation Services19.3240180
Restaurants and Other Eating Places19.1939910
Animal Slaughtering and Processing1939520
Department Stores18.9139330
Food and Beverage Stores18.7839070
Grocery Stores18.5738630
Full-Service Restaurants18.4838440
General Merchandise Stores18.3338130
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing17.9437320
Used Merchandise Stores16.9835320
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores16.5634440
Sporting Goods Stores16.3734050
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores16.2933880
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair15.9933270
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills15.532240

Not all industries pay the same for Training and Development Specialists.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Training Specialist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DC may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Training Specialists are in the states of DC, MA, RI, CA and NJ. The average salary in DC is $77420.

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