ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Learning & Development Specialist I Salary in the United States

How much does a Learning & Development Specialist I make at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States? The average salary for Learning & Development Specialist I at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States is $96,395 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $85,713 and $107,077. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a Learning & Development Specialist I do at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS?

Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Job Description:


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required. 

Work Experiences:

  • 4+ years of related experience required.


  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to interface professionally with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Strong ability to present and facilitate to various sizes and levels of audience
  • Solid understanding of adult learning principles
  • Ability to gauge learners’ application and retention of course concepts and react as needed
  • Ability to strategically anticipate, plan, and implement solutions in a timely manner
  • Ability to independently manage and execute projects to include logistics, scheduling, and tracking of compliance
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office applications
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform assigned job duties
  • Flexible to travel and be on the road for periods of time For store related positions:  Available to travel for extended periods of time
  • Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed


  • Designs and develops customized learning curriculum, from conception to implementation, which includes classroom, online, and blended solutions and facilitates to all levels of the organization.
  • Conducts discovery meetings with internal and external business partners of all levels to define learning objectives in order to ensure impact can be measured and is linked to business goals.
  • Manages learning projects, with various levels of scope and complexity, and ensures timely execution of high quality deliverables while adhering to all deadlines.
  • Works directly with all levels to determine learning and delivery expectations in order to create learning schedules and timelines.
  • Assesses participant engagement and knowledge transfer, and makes independent decisions to implement mid-course adjustments.
  • Recommends comprehensive learning solutions to business leaders when skill gaps are observed.
  • Collaborates with business partners to drive compliance in mandatory operational learning programs, to include Academy and regulatory-related certifications, in support of the business.
  • Empowered to make judgment calls for self and business in emergent situations with little to no direction.
  • Develops a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedures and safety rules.
  • Responsibilities may change; team members may be required to perform other tasks as assigned.

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Learning & Development Specialist I in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $85,713 to $107,077 with an average total cash compensation of $96,395. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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