Training and Development Specialist Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of training and development specialists in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare training and development specialist salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Training and Development Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,830
25th Percentile Wage
$35,670
50th Percentile Wage
$49,850
75th Percentile Wage
$67,930
90th Percentile Wage
$82,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for training and development specialists in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) training and development specialists is $82,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid training and development specialists is $27,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of training and development specialists in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,850
17.85% 22.31%
2016
$40,950
-1.54% -
2015
$41,580
6.47% -
2014
$38,890
-8.05% -
2013
$42,020
7.83% -
2012
$38,730
- -

Compare Training and Development Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of training and development specialists in 40 industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for training and development specialist occupations is the jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores industry with an annual salary $80,310. The lowest paying industry is the book stores and news dealers industry (annual salary $25,340). For detailed training and development specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$80,310
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$64,510
Automobile Dealers
$64,380
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$63,890
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$63,890
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$63,670
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$63,200
Nonstore Retailers
$61,280
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$59,100
Furniture Stores
$58,240
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$56,950
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$56,140
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$55,890
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$55,800
Home Furnishings Stores
$53,830
Specialty Food Stores
$52,570
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$51,060
Other General Merchandise Stores
$51,030
General Merchandise Stores
$50,710
Used Merchandise Stores
$47,850
Gasoline Stations
$44,690
Gasoline Stations
$44,690
Direct Selling Establishments
$44,130
Health and Personal Care Stores
$44,110
Health and Personal Care Stores
$44,110
Food and Beverage Stores
$43,590
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$43,540
Food and Beverage Stores
$43,480
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$42,840
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$42,680
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$40,850
Grocery Stores
$37,810
Shoe Stores
$35,350
Department Stores
$35,020
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$33,520
Sporting Goods Stores
$32,500
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$32,120
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$28,790
Clothing Stores
$28,180
Book Stores and News Dealers
$25,340

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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