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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 $75,950, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for training and development specialists. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $72,390). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Rhode Island
$75,950
$47,360 810
2 District of Columbia
$72,390
$43,440 1,460
3 New Jersey
$71,800
$40,870 6,350
4 Massachusetts
$70,010
$36,840 6,800
5 Connecticut
$69,570
$39,300 3,270
6 Washington
$67,150
$38,130 5,780
7 California
$66,980
$34,690 26,660
8 Colorado
$65,470
$34,700 5,370
9 New Hampshire
$65,420
$39,010 1,050
10 Alaska
$65,060
$40,500 470
11 Virginia
$64,940
$39,130 10,800
12 Delaware
$64,720
$42,350 990
13 Maryland
$63,690
$30,810 7,060
14 New York
$62,210
$32,520 18,950
15 Texas
$61,990
$33,560 23,370
16 North Carolina
$61,050
$35,250 8,860
17 Minnesota
$60,730
$35,790 6,320
18 Hawaii
$60,240
$37,470 940
19 Pennsylvania
$59,840
$34,340 10,310
20 Wyoming
$59,230
$36,020 390
21 Michigan
$57,030
$28,840 5,370
22 Oregon
$57,000
$34,310 3,160
23 Georgia
$56,920
$30,720 9,690
24 Illinois
$56,190
$26,940 9,730
25 Kansas
$56,120
$32,260 3,330
26 Arizona
$55,370
$32,900 7,710
27 Florida
$54,970
$32,130 14,800
28 Alabama
$54,590
$29,830 2,670
29 Missouri
$54,010
$32,310 5,270
30 Ohio
$53,840
$30,060 9,090
31 North Dakota
$53,010
$35,500 650
32 Tennessee
$52,650
$28,500 5,450
33 Indiana
$52,230
$28,420 5,460
34 Montana
$52,150
$33,930 650
35 Mississippi
$51,380
$28,340 1,330
36 Nebraska
$51,090
$29,350 2,360
37 Vermont
$50,850
$31,080 670
38 Iowa
$50,780
$31,070 2,720
39 Oklahoma
$50,590
$28,200 2,760
40 Wisconsin
$50,370
$27,970 6,270
41 Kentucky
$50,280
$29,550 3,030
42 Idaho
$50,270
$28,660 1,030
43 Maine
$49,900
$33,220 950
44 South Carolina
$49,410
$28,750 3,940
45 Arkansas
$49,150
$29,160 2,740
46 New Mexico
$48,990
$24,270 1,810
47 Nevada
$48,010
$21,670 2,500
48 Utah
$47,650
$31,190 4,560
49 Louisiana
$46,630
$28,870 2,100
50 South Dakota
$46,060
$32,460 510
51 West Virginia
$43,720
$25,640 920
52 Puerto Rico
$38,920
$20,840 790
53 Guam
$34,090
$26,000 30
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