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Curriculum Developer Salary

An average Curriculum Developer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $57K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Curriculum Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about one in five claim no health benefits at all. More than half of Curriculum Developers (60 percent) survey participants are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$35,910 - $85,756
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$86K
MEDIAN: $56,649
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$15.10 - $41.22
(Median)
$15
$27
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,910 - $85,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,811  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,888 - $86,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,811  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$35,888 - $86,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Curriculum Developer

Curriculum developers' duties include authoring academic training material and developing programs of instruction. The area in which they may be employed is not limited to education, however, and there are many research, academic, and government roles that require their own curricula. The curriculum developer's workplace may vary significantly depending on the company and position requirements; for example, it may include testing training procedures in remote areas and/or textbook writing within a company office. Curriculum developers may work directly with colleagues in field roles to receive direct feedback, or they may work alone and make most edits and revisions through virtual feedback.

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Curriculum Developer Tasks

  • Create online course content, troubleshoot problems, and record metrics about usage.
  • Work with employers, students, and teachers to identify needed technical information and pilot new materials.
  • Develop and update detailed course syllabi and outlines, including resources and materials.
  • Assist in delivering course content in person or through the web.

Common Career Paths for Curriculum Developer


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Curriculum Developers who go on to become Instructional Designers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Instructional Designer, an upper-level role, pays $60K.

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Popular Skills for Curriculum Developer


Curriculum Developers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Technical Writing, Training Program Development, Curriculum Planning, and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Editing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people familiar with Curriculum Planning also know Technical Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Curriculum Developers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. Curriculum Developers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $72K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Developer Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Curriculum Developer Salaries



Curriculum Planning
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National Average
$57,000

Editing
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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