Curriculum Developer Salary (United States)

Curriculum Developers in the United States pull down an average of $54,420 per year. Compensation ranges from $35,233 on the low end to $85,053 per year on the high end. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction for Curriculum Developers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Curriculum Developer Salary (?
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$35,578 - $84,754
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MEDIAN: $54,380
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Curriculum Developer Salary (?
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$14.62 - $35.43
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,578 - $84,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,402  
Profit Sharing
$706 - $2,543  
Total Pay (?
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$35,233 - $85,053  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $35.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,402  
   
Profit Sharing
$706 - $2,543  
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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$35,233 - $85,053  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Compensation does not increase for Curriculum Developers who advance in their career. Oftentimes, upper-end positions like Instructional Designer earn similar amounts to lower-end positions.

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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 Training Program Development, Technical Writing, Curriculum Planning, and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 12 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Editing. Most people experienced in 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $49K, which grows to $60K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $65K. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Curriculum Developers after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $71K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$54,000
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For Curriculum Developers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Curriculum Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent) and Boston (+9 percent).

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Experience Affects Curriculum Developer Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Curriculum Developer Salaries

National Average
$54,000
Editing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%
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