What does a Team Leader do?

Team managers oversee the activities and productivity of employees on their team. They keep operations flowing by ensuring employees carry out instructions and perform at their best levels. They encourage positive behavior by letting individuals know where they excel by offering precise and constructive criticism on addressing actions that raise concerns or need improvement. As group leaders, they reiterate the principle that the group’s success is key and devote time to help team members excel by boosting productivity and morale through setting goals, contests, encouragement, and demonstrations of their appreciation.

Team managers often speak or act on behalf of their group at company meetings. They look for ways to improve overall by brainstorming new ideas that streamline processes or adjust scheduling to yield better coverage. Team manager strategies often save the company time and money and need a bachelor's degree in management, communications, or related fields.

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Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Team Leader Salaries

Average Base Pay

$60,812 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$31K
Median: $61K
$120K
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Team Leader Career Path

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Read what Team Leader professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
TaskUsTaskUs
Team Mate
May 27, 2021

“It's nice working in taskus because every people inside taskus are great and amazing.”

EF Education FirstEF Education First
Leadership Team
Jan. 19, 2021

“minded and passionate people who enjoy travel are what makes this a fun place to work.”

Boux AvenueBoux Avenue
Sales Team Manager
May 28, 2021

“Store manager is amazing and so supportive and really helps you to fill your full potential.”

i-exceed technology solutionsi-exceed technology solutions
Team Leader
Aug. 31, 2021

“I have worked with great managers and it was really nice to work with them(specific to unit I worked)”

uFaberuFaber
Team Leader
Jul. 19, 2019

“it is great working here as its been 2 years and got alot of things to work upon.”

Uniqleads ResearchUniqleads Research
Team Leader
Dec. 4, 2019

“If you are a quick learner/ wish to learn and grow your career then this is the right place.”

Fletcher BuildingFletcher Building
Team Leader
Apr. 23, 2020

“Limited career opportunities outside New Zealand (or at least not communicated and displayed well).”

CernerCerner
Team Leader
Jul. 14, 2020

“Best place to work and I highly recommend new talent to join Cerner to explore a different you.”

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