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Monday, November 23, 2009

Training Industry Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics from TRAINING.

  • 2009 U.S. Training Expenditures (including payroll and spending on external products and services) was $52.2 billion (a 7% decrease from last year)

  • 41% of organizations plan on purchasing online learning tools and systems in the next year.

  • Payroll was $32.9 billion, about a $1 billion dollar overall loss from 2008.

  • 47% of organizations surveyed reported a decrease in training budgets this year.

  • Companies spent $1,036 per learner this year ($1,075 in 2008).

  • Small companies (10-999 employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009.

  • Midsized (1,000 to 9,999 employees) spent about 29 hours of training per employee in 2009.

  • Large (10,000 or more employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009.

  • 1.5% of companies are using social networking or mobile training methods.

  • 47% of training hours are delivered by a stand-and-deliver instructor in a classroom setting.

  • 18.5% use online or computer-based technologies for their training delivery.

  • $306,178 was the average expenditure for training outsourcing

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Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the eLearning stats. What a relief that there's eLearning, life is now easier.

Nancy said...

I'm always interested in stats, thanks for posting!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the stats! What is the source(s) of the information posted?

Karl Kapp said...

The source is the Training Web site at

Unknown said...

I am looking to narrow down the training industry to a segment. Do you have a reference or any statistics on the market size for disability related training?