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Director of Training and Development

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Responsible for managing all staff training and professional development programs for an employer or organization. Decides the training requirements of the organization and designs training programs that address staff needs. May also be partially responsible for determining the strategic goals of the organization. Supervises training managers and training staff and evaluates training impact.

Job Outlook

There were 186 Director of Training and Development job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5627 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Training and Development Manager industry, which includes the Director of Training and Development career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Director of Training and Development jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,187.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,302.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Director of Training and Development postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $72,952.

Education and Experience

Posted Director of Training and Development jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree44%
Master's Degree42%
Doctoral Degree2%
Other9%

Posted Director of Training and Development jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years20%
3 to 5 years37%
6 to 8 years18%
9+ years24%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Director of Training and Development positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (48%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (38%)
  • Planning (34%)
  • Creativity (20%)
  • Organizational Skills (19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Training Programs (26%)
  • Staff Development (25%)
  • Budgeting (24%)
  • Talent Management (22%)
  • Leadership Development (16%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Project Management (20%)
  • Onboarding (18%)
  • Performance Management (17%)
  • Scheduling (15%)
  • Teaching (15%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • New Hire Orientation (7%)
  • Learning Management System (6%)
  • Employee Engagement (6%)
  • Organizational Analysis (6%)
  • Strategic Planning (6%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Director of Training and Development skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Director Of Staff Development
  • Director Of Training
  • Director, Learning & Development
  • Director, Talent Management
  • Talent Management And Leadership Program Director

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Director of Training and Development jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Anthem Blue Cross (145)
  • Circle Internet Financial Limited (102)
  • Travelers (86)
  • Bayer Corporation (69)
  • ICF (52)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (8)
  • State North Carolina (4)
  • Access Family Services (3)
  • Novant Health (3)
  • Epic Games (3)

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