Training and Development Specialist Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Training and Development Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,550
25th Percentile Wage
$37,340
50th Percentile Wage
$50,600
75th Percentile Wage
$66,140
90th Percentile Wage
$82,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for training and development specialists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $82,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid training and development specialists is $27,550.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,6003.02%7.57%
201549,070-1.02%-
201449,5701.59%-
201348,7804.12%-
201246,770--

Compare Training and Development Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of training and development specialists in twelve industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $67,930. The lowest paying industry is the theater companies and dinner theaters industry (annual salary $47,320). For detailed training and development specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$67,930
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$54,480
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$53,220
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$53,150
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,420
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,420
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$49,770
Gambling Industries
$48,820
Performing Arts Companies
$48,810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$48,630
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$47,720
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$47,320

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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