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.

What responsibilities are common for Lead Trainer jobs?
  • Adhere to all corporate policies, procedures and work rules.
  • Maintain and build good guest relationships to develop a client based business.
  • Demonstrate how to get guests involved with products and services.
  • Fulfill mission statement by performing job duties with a high level of customer service while contributing to a positive team spirit.
  • Set up facilities and procedures to ensure responsive support.
  • Assist store manager in recruitment of all store staffing needs.
  • Achieve personal and store sales goals and service objectives.
  • Provide leadership and developmental coaching for store team members.
  • Work with the training manager to ensure daily completion of the training agenda as outlined.
  • Understand and utilize planner including completion of opening and closing checklists.
  • Be vocal and continuously update leadership and team members.
  • Maintain a positive attitude when dealing with challenging situations that involve guests or teammates.
  • Consistently perform leadership actions and maintain high standards, whether or not management is present.
  • Facilitate the design and continuous improvement of existing training programs.
  • Handle general complaints and refer customer service issues to the manager.
What are the typical qualifications for Lead Trainer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business or equivalent experience.alent experience
  • Critical thinking and time management skills.
  • A problem solver who pays strict attention to details.
  • Work with a positive attitude and strives for continuous improvement.
  • Confidence with decision making and displays professionalism at all times.
  • Comfortable onboarding and instructing new team members.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure highest quality service at all times.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Lead Trainer make?

Confident
$72,699 /yr
Total Pay
$55,119
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$17,580
 /yr

Additional Pay

$72,699

 / yr
$46K$118K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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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.

Lead Trainer
$72,699/yr
Principal Trainer
$117,837/yr
Head Trainer
$66,325/yr
Lead Trainer

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
23%
2 - 4
35%
5 - 7
7%
8+
35%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Lead Trainer Insights

Read what Lead Trainer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
F45 TrainingF45 Training
Trainer
Jul 2, 2020

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

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.”

Minmed GroupMinmed Group
Trainer
Jun 16, 2021

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

MicrosoftMicrosoft
Training Associate
Sep 19, 2021

“You learn to be an amazing communicator if you aren’t already and I love the team that I work with.”

Nando's UK & IRENando's UK & IRE
Buddy Trainer
Jul 8, 2020

“My Patrao Tim and manager Jamie seemed genuinely invested in my personal growth and development.”

Modern AcquisitionsModern Acquisitions
Cooperate Trainer
Jun 28, 2021

“If you aren’t ready to grow and develop then it may not be the best career path for you.”

Shake ShackShake Shack
Trainer
Nov 19, 2020

“Management was really flexible with my school schedule and got me the hours I needs at the same time.”

MV TransportationMV Transportation
Operator/Trainer
Jun 1, 2021

“Not a career job..no good benefits and union is not in your favor also..”

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Lead Trainer Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Lead Trainer

The most similar professions to Lead Trainer are:
  • Training Manager
  • Training Consultant
  • Training Specialist
  • Training

The most common qualifications to become a Lead Trainer include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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