What does a Sales Trainer do?

Sales trainers provide sales training, mentoring, and support services. They train and educate sales staff from the point of their initial hire and on a continuous, ongoing basis. They develop and implement training and professional development programs. They may also provide training to help other staff members outside of the sales department strengthen and develop their sales skills. They create, select, and develop curriculum and other resources for training programs. They may also assist with the recruitment and hiring process by helping with the creation of job profiles or position descriptions.

Sales trainers typically have at least a high school diploma, although a bachelor’s degree is usually preferred. They have a strong background in sales, ideally including roles as a sales trainer. Teaching or training experience or a history of creating training materials is helpful.

What responsibilities are common for Sales Trainer jobs?
  • Establish training needs by collaborating with sales leadership, analyze sales KPI's and performance results.
  • Give tours to prospective members and enrolling prospects after tour process.
  • The continual development of quality new hire and continuation training programs and training materials.
  • Develop individual and/or group training methods to meet the needs of the department.
  • Evaluate training program effectiveness and make adjustments as needed.
  • Create coaching components and knowledge articles to support continuation training and performance development.
  • Provide a leadership role to mentor and coach sales agents as needed or requested by leadership.
  • Build and sustain relationships using the appropriate interpersonal skills and communication methods to build constructive relationships with customers, business units, service organizations and other stakeholders to meet shared goals and objectives.
  • Contribute to the team's success by demonstrating cooperation and collaboration while participating in a group or team environment.
  • Actively participate in community-sponsored events and other outside opportunities to promote the club.
What are the typical qualifications for Sales Trainer jobs?
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
  • A confident, natural leader and problem solver with demonstrated critical thinking and collaboration skills.
  • Displays solid business acumen and good work ethic.
  • Experienced with onboarding processes.
  • Strict attention to detail and an eye for continuous improvement.
EducationGraduate Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Sales Trainer make?

Confident
$94,580 /yr
Total Pay
$66,383
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$28,197
 /yr

Additional Pay

$94,580

 / yr
$58K$158K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Sales Trainer Career Path

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

Sales Trainer
$94,580/yr
Senior Sales Trainer
$118,790/yr
Sales Trainer

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
14%
2 - 4
55%
5 - 7
16%
8+
15%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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Agility RecoveryAgility Recovery
Sales Trainer
Mar 1, 2021

“workers have a great attitude towards work and make it enjoyable to go to work every day.”

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Sales/Clarity Coach
Oct 8, 2021

“Coach Training Program is well developed and fun to sell.”

GEICOGEICO
Sales Coach
Aug 30, 2021

“Some of the best training you'll ever get as a Sales person and for leadership.”

Publishing ConceptsPublishing Concepts
Sales Trainer
Nov 2, 2022

“When promised yearly raises and was told that a raise would be on the way.”

Briggs Auto GroupBriggs Auto Group
Sales Trainer
Feb 3, 2021

“They provide a top notch training program to give you all the tools to succeed in the industry.”

Sales Impact GroupSales Impact Group
Sales Trainer
May 23, 2021

“I would recommend them to any organization looking for complementary or a fully revamped sales training curriculum.”

Agility RecoveryAgility Recovery
Sales Trainer
Mar 1, 2021

“We have an Executive Leadership Team that is different then any other team I have worked with.”

Freedom MortgageFreedom Mortgage
Sales Trainer
Aug 25, 2022

“Preferential treatment when others have seniority and deserve better.”

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

When working as a Sales Trainer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Value Proposition, Leadership, Written Communication, and Powerpoint.

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

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

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