What does a Coach do?

Coaches work with clients to help them develop and perfect a skill. They are employed in various settings, including on sports teams, with school subjects, and with particular skills including life skills. Coaches identify their clients’ strengths and weaknesses, and identify and help them to improve upon and strengthen both.

Coaches identify opportunities from a client's needs, objectives, and skill sets. They assist clients by offering constructive criticism for improvement, and they ensure their clients are continuing to develop their desired skills. Coaches provide valuable information and suitable pathways from their clients needs and skills, their interests and qualifications, and their experience. A coach will conduct tests that assess a client's skill and ability and provide feedback and suggestions based upon test results. Coaches review a client's portfolio and suggest improvements as needed. They work with a client to set goals and revisit those goals or revise as needed once goals have been achieved. Coaches need a minimum bachelor’s degree in and certification to coach in their area of expertise.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
36%
2 - 4
30%
5 - 7
4%
8+
30%

Common Skill Sets

CPR First Aid
Excellent Communication
Teaching Experience
Agile
Strong WORK Ethic
Written Communication
Leadership
Public Speaking

Coach Seniority Levels

L2
Coach
$43,466/yr
L3
Coach III
No Salary Reports
L4
Lead Coach
$35,181/yr
Athletic Trainer
14% made the transition
Exercise Physiologist
17% made the transition
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Coach Salaries

Average Base Pay

$43,466 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$26K
Median: $43K
$73K
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