What does a Lead Trainer do?

Trainers teach skills to people or animals to better prepare them for a specific goal including a job, activity, or sport, or to improve upon already-established skills. They meet with clients to assess their level, define the desired goals and outcomes, and create a reasonable plan that also challenges them to accomplish their goals. They provide clients with relevant materials, including schedules, routines, exercises, to help them as they work on their goals, and follow up with them as needed to check in with them and give encouragement where needed.

Trainers monitor clients' progress and adjust goals and schedules accordingly, considering factors including attitudes, achievements, and feedback. They document client progress and provide clients with updates that include starting goals and achievements alongside forward-thinking plans and goals. Trainers need a minimum bachelor’s degree in psychology, management, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Lead Trainer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$48,488 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$28K
Median: $48K
$85K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Lead Trainer Career Path

Learn how to become a Lead Trainer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L4
Lead Trainer
$48,488/yr
L5
L7
Head Trainer
$40,176/yr
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Lead Trainer Insights

Read what Lead Trainer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Disneyland ResortDisneyland Resort
Fairy Godmother In Training
Mar 8, 2021

“I LOVED coming to work and the team was incredibly welcoming and supportive from day one.”

F45 TrainingF45 Training
Trainer
Jul 2, 2020

“Everyone at my location was horribly rude and condescending and literally made fun of our members.”

smartData EnterprisessmartData Enterprises
Trainee
Nov 11, 2021

“smartData is one of the best company to start your career with good and positive environment.”

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Trainee
Jan 14, 2020

“Internship wasn't very structured and I didn't know what to expect going into it”

Minmed GroupMinmed Group
Trainer
Jun 16, 2021

“The pay is really good and I believe cannot be found anywhere else for a part”

BermansBermans
Trainee
Nov 15, 2021

“The pay is well below the average for city firms and no incentives to progress your career”

MTMMTM
Trainer
Mar 7, 2020

“I love coming to work the people are great and I am really enjoying helping people with their medical rides.”

NearsolNearsol
Training and Quality
Jan 31, 2021

“It is fantastic to work with Nearsol and I love the people I work with.”

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