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Highest Paying States for Training and Development Specialists

The highest paying states for training and development specialists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of training and development specialists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $81,240, Alaska is the highest paying state for training and development specialists. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $76,310). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of training and development specialists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Training and Development Specialists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$81,240
$43,100 870
2 District of Columbia
$76,310
$43,380 1,670
3 Rhode Island
$75,430
$47,030 950
4 New Jersey
$73,850
$37,820 6,250
5 Washington
$71,990
$43,630 6,450
6 Massachusetts
$71,090
$39,430 7,240
7 Connecticut
$70,790
$36,850 3,370
8 California
$69,200
$34,860 27,980
9 Colorado
$67,230
$36,130 6,280
10 Delaware
$67,170
$37,950 950
11 Hawaii
$66,920
$39,640 1,050
12 Virginia
$65,890
$39,120 11,780
13 Maryland
$65,730
$33,890 7,060
14 New Hampshire
$64,250
$38,040 1,100
15 New York
$63,610
$33,620 22,200
16 Minnesota
$62,550
$36,570 6,310
17 Texas
$62,090
$34,340 22,630
18 North Carolina
$61,910
$36,030 8,350
19 Wyoming
$61,180
$40,020 340
20 Georgia
$60,280
$33,120 9,170
21 Oregon
$60,180
$35,890 3,220
22 Pennsylvania
$60,180
$36,020 10,130
23 Illinois
$57,080
$27,620 9,460
24 Arizona
$57,040
$32,540 7,530
25 Florida
$55,930
$32,260 15,720
26 Vermont
$55,710
$35,220 670
27 Michigan
$55,680
$28,710 5,930
28 Ohio
$55,060
$30,530 9,810
29 Alabama
$55,030
$29,650 2,610
30 Nebraska
$54,780
$31,650 2,570
31 Montana
$54,710
$36,560 710
32 Mississippi
$54,510
$30,230 1,410
33 Oklahoma
$54,340
$29,390 4,000
34 Missouri
$54,250
$31,320 5,480
35 Tennessee
$53,990
$28,890 5,410
36 Kansas
$53,700
$32,340 3,220
37 North Dakota
$53,520
$36,530 700
38 Iowa
$52,670
$29,340 2,790
39 Idaho
$52,630
$32,450 1,100
40 Wisconsin
$52,410
$31,930 6,150
41 Indiana
$52,270
$29,680 5,240
42 Maine
$52,070
$34,000 990
43 Kentucky
$51,750
$30,750 3,250
44 Arkansas
$51,100
$28,620 2,850
45 West Virginia
$50,970
$23,750 1,030
46 New Mexico
$50,870
$30,280 1,940
47 South Carolina
$50,420
$29,870 4,070
48 Nevada
$50,130
$24,170 2,720
49 Utah
$49,830
$32,450 4,760
50 Louisiana
$48,410
$30,020 2,360
51 South Dakota
$47,030
$33,200 510
52 Puerto Rico
$37,500
$20,560 780
53 Guam
$34,090
$26,000 30
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