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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
$38,160
25th Percentile Wage
$50,960
50th Percentile Wage
$69,830
75th Percentile Wage
$92,020
90th Percentile Wage
$118,550

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 $118,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid training and development specialists is $38,160.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,830
1.37% 7.25%
2016
$68,870
1.28% -
2015
$67,990
3.72% -
2014
$65,460
-0.18% -
2013
$65,580
1.24% -
2012
$64,770
- -

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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $78,460. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $52,560). For detailed training and development specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$78,460
Testing Laboratories
$75,570
Scientific Research and Development Services
$74,540
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$72,530
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$72,440
Engineering Services
$72,350
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$71,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,830
Legal Services
$68,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$66,470
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$66,000
Specialized Design Services
$62,400
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$60,740
Veterinary Services
$57,360
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$56,830
Photographic Services
$52,560

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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