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Technical Trainer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Responsible for designing and leading technical training programs for staff at an organization or company. Works with the employees to determine their technical requirements and therefore their training needs and objectives; provides presentations, workshops or technology-supported training.

Job Outlook

There were 107 Technical Trainer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3885 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Technical Trainer 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 $65,766.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $62,730.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Technical Trainer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $56,104.

Education and Experience

Posted Technical Trainer 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 Degree10%
Bachelor's Degree54%
Master's Degree24%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other12%

Posted Technical Trainer 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 years56%
6 to 8 years16%
9+ years8%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Technical Trainer 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 (56%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (38%)
  • Microsoft Office (38%)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint (30%)
  • Writing (29%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Technical Training (66%)
  • Training Materials (43%)
  • Training Programs (26%)
  • Technical Assistance (21%)
  • Project Management (20%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Scheduling (15%)
  • Teaching (15%)
  • Technical Support (13%)
  • Customer Service (12%)
  • Criminal Justice (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Epic Systems (6%)
  • Lesson Planning (6%)
  • Adobe Captivate (6%)
  • Learning Styles (5%)
  • Multimedia (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Epic Systems (6%) – marginal value $4,448

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Technical Trainer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Technical Training Specialist
  • Senior Technical Trainer
  • Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
  • Principal Technical Trainer

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 Technical Trainer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • ICF (414)
  • Northrop Grumman (148)
  • Microsoft Corporation (81)
  • Amazon (75)
  • Peraton Corporation (59)

North Carolina

  • ICF (7)
  • Microsoft Corporation (4)
  • Novant Health (4)
  • Siemens (4)
  • Day & Zimmermann Incorporated (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!

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