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Trainer Resume FAQ

How much do corporate trainers make?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a corporate trainer earns a median annual salary of $61,570. However, that amount can fluctuate depending on your location and related cost of living. For example, a corporate trainer in Palo Alto, CA, will earn significantly more than a corporate trainer in Asheville, NC.

What do corporate trainers do?

Corporate trainers plan and administer programs that help improve new and existing employees' skills and technical knowledge.

How do I become a successful corporate trainer?

We wrote a helpful guide on how to become a corporate trainer.

What certifications do you need to be a corporate trainer?

Corporate trainers may spend their career learning and developing new skills to teach to their fellow employees. However, most corporate trainers find it helpful to earn the following certifications at the start of their career:

  1. Training and development
  2. Performance management
  3. Project management
  4. Organizational behavior
  5. Job analysis
  6. Workplace diversity
  7. Sexual harassment and prevention training
  8. Workplace harassment and prevention training

What skills do you need to be a corporate trainer?

As someone who frequently covers a diverse range of topics for small and large groups of employees, you should develop the following corporate trainer skills:

  1. Public speaking
  2. Presentation
  3. Data analysis
  4. Written, oral and physical communication
  5. Instructional design
  6. Observation
  7. Patience and flexibility
  8. Digital conferencing knowledge

Most hiring managers are also interested in transferable social skills. You can learn more about these commonly requested skills through our resume skills article.