Regional Training Manager: Salary & Job Description

Regional training managers ensure employees within a specific area are properly trained and receive ongoing professional development opportunities. This article looks at their duties as well as what they earn and the skills and training they need.

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Career Definition of a Regional Training Manager

Regional training managers are training and development professionals who oversee preparation programs in a specific area assigned by their company. They work with employees who are working in that region. Part of their role is to ensure that these employees receive necessary instruction when hired. Another part of their role is to develop training programs that are targeted to the needs of the company and its workers. They may create programs that are designed to help sales staff increase profits or to help production staff acquire technological skills needed to operate new equipment. The specific tasks they may provide training on can vary from company to company but the ultimate objective is the same. They want to ensure that appropriate skill development is provided for employees so that they can optimize their workplace performance.

Regional training managers may also be responsible for ensuring that employees meet specific requirements needed to retain employment. In some cases, workers may have been hired on the condition that they complete specific credentials within a designated timeframe. Some companies may also promote continuing education opportunities for their employees, and regional training managers can play an important role in ensuring that workers are supported in efforts to expand their education.

Educational Requirements Bachelor's degree
Job Skills Leadership and motivational skills, interpersonal and communication strengths, computer and analytical abilities, organizational and multi-tasking skills
Mean Salary (2017)* $79,791
Job Outlook (2016-2026)** 10% (training and development managers)

Sources: *Glassdoor.com; **U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Required Education

Regional training managers normally must have a bachelor's degree. Relevant fields of study include education or human resources. Those who are considering this career should pursue studies that develop the skills needed in order to perform effectively in this career field. Psychology, communications and business are also areas of study that can benefit regional training managers.

Required Skills

Regional training managers must be organized because they may spend time traveling and need to ensure that they have the materials required for training sessions when they're at a different facility. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are important to effectively interact with the employees they're training and clearly convey essential information. They must have computer knowledge for using software to produce training materials and displays. Analytical abilities can help them identify areas of employee performance that need improvement.

Career Outlook and Salary

Glassdoor.com reports that the annual average income for regional training managers was $79,791 in 2017. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) includes regional training managers with their data for training and development managers. The BLS reports that from 2016 to 2026 this career field should see job growth of 10%. The 2016 average annual salary the BLS provided for training and development managers was $115,180, which is higher than the 2017 average annual salary presented by Glassdoor.com for regional training managers.

Related Careers

Regional training managers work with adults in the workplace, so those who are considering this career may also be interested in other opportunities to provide instruction to adults. The links listed here connect to information about other careers that involve this responsibility.

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