Training & development specialists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
148k
Average Age
43.6
Estimated Job Growth
8.6%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$66,417
Average Male Salary
$73,319
Average Female Salary
$60,801

About

Training & development specialists are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Training & development specialists was $66,417 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Training & development specialists by wage are News analysts, reporters, and journalists, Postsecondary teachers, and Fire inspectors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Training & development specialists are Lebanon & Mount Juliet Cities PUMA, TN, Outagamie County PUMA, WI, and Escambia County (South) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Training & development specialists are Lebanon & Mount Juliet Cities PUMA, TN, El Mirage City & Sun City PUMA, AZ, and St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Training & development specialists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Training & development specialists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Training & development specialists, by average wage, is Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing . Training & development specialists are paid most in District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC but are relatively concentrated in Lebanon & Mount Juliet Cities PUMA, TN.

Yearly Wage

$66,417
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,001

In 2020, Training & development specialists earned an average of $66,417, $10,463 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

News analysts, reporters, and journalists make somewhat more than Training & development specialists while Postsecondary teachers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Training & development specialists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.337
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Training & development specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.337, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Training & development specialists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Training & development specialists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Training & development specialists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Training & development specialists.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Training & development specialists, by average wage, are Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing , Petroleum refining, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

148k
2020 Workforce
± 9,446
3.15%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.81%

The number of people employed as Training & development specialists has been growing at a rate of 3.15%, from 143,650 people in 2019 to 148,179 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Training & development specialists employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Training & development specialists at  4.79%, followed by Insurance carriers with 3.75% and National security & international affairs with 3.28%.

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Demographic information on Training & development specialists in the US. The average age of male Training & development specialists in the workforce is 44 and of female Training & development specialists is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Training & development specialists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

66.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,329
81.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,016

55.1% of Training & development specialists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Training & development specialists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Training & development specialists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

69.6% of Training & development specialists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.6% of Training & development specialists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Training & development specialists.

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Age by Sex

44
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.23
43.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.09

The median age of Training & development specialists is 43.6, and Male employees are generally 0.65 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Training & development specialists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Training & development specialists is Business but a relatively high number of Training & development specialists hold a major in English.

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predictive-analysisSkills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Training & development specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Training & development specialists need many skills, but most especially Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Training & development specialists need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Learning Strategies, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Projections on job growth for Training and Development Specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Training and Development Specialists are expected to see a growth of 8.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Training and Development Specialists.
8.6%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Training and Development Specialists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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