How to Become a Trader?

Are you thinking of becoming a Trader or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become a Trader, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new Trader job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.

Trader Career Path


Alias: Associate Trader, Trader II...(3)
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8+Years of Experience
HK$500K - HK$1M /yrAvg. Annual Salary
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Senior Trader

Alias: Journeyman Trader
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2 - 4Years of Experience
HK$2M - HK$3M /yrAvg. Annual Salary
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Lead Trader

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Salary Trajectory

Trader Career Path

Summer Intern Trader
Assistant Manager of Trading
Senior Trader
Trader Manager
Lead Trader
Principal Trader
Associate Director of Trading
Director of Trading
Senior Director of Trading
Vice President of Trading

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Important Skill Sets for the Trader Career Path

Excellent Communication
Mechanical Drawing

Related careers in the Finance & Accounting Industry

Interested in other Finance & Accounting careers? Below are occupations that have high affinity with Trader skills. Discover some of the most common Trader career transitions, along with skills overlap.

Portfolio Manager
13% skills overlap
26% transitioned to Portfolio Manager