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Career Profile: Training and Development Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 42,100 people employed as training and development managers in the United States. The median annual salary is $115,600. Entry level employees earn approximately $66,270 per year and senior employees earn approximately $200,210 (or more) per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

Job Duties

  • Plan, develop, and provide training and staff development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Prepare training budget for department or organization.
  • Confer with management and conduct surveys to identify training needs based on projected production processes, changes, and other factors.
  • Develop and organize training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials.
  • Develop testing and evaluation procedures.
  • Train instructors and supervisors in techniques and skills for training and dealing with employees.
  • Conduct orientation sessions and arrange on-the-job training for new hires.
  • Conduct or arrange for ongoing technical training and personal development classes for staff members.
  • Review and evaluate training and apprenticeship programs for compliance with government standards.
  • Coordinate established courses with technical and professional courses provided by community schools and designate training procedures.
  • Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
  • Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
42,100
Annual Openings:
4,300
Increase in Openings by 2030:
11%
Annual Salary Range:
$66,270 - $200,210
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree