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Training and Development Specialist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of training and development specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare training and development specialist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Training and Development Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,340
25th Percentile Wage
$50,350
50th Percentile Wage
$68,870
75th Percentile Wage
$90,310
90th Percentile Wage
$115,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for training and development specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $115,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid training and development specialists is $37,340.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of training and development specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,8701.28%5.95%
201567,9903.72%-
201465,460-0.18%-
201365,5801.24%-
201264,770--

Compare Training and Development Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of training and development specialists in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 specialized design services industry with an annual salary $86,990. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $53,740). For detailed training and development specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialized Design Services
$86,990
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$77,190
Testing Laboratories
$76,280
Engineering Services
$74,910
Scientific Research and Development Services
$74,470
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$74,370
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$70,550
Legal Services
$70,260
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$69,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$66,020
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$62,720
Photographic Services
$57,320
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$56,770
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,510
Veterinary Services
$53,740

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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