Curriculum Developer Salary

Curriculum Developers in the United States can expect wages of $59K per year on average. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Curriculum Developers is high. Women Curriculum Developers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,508 - $88,875
(Median)
$38K
$59K
$89K
MEDIAN: $58,680
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$17.88 - $48.48
(Median)
$18
$28
$48
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,508 - $88,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,658  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$38,197 - $90,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 273
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.88 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$25.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,658  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$38,197 - $90,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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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For Curriculum Developers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Curriculum Developers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Instructional Designer.

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Popular Skills for Curriculum Developer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Course Design, Technical Writing, Training Program Development, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Editing. Those familiar with Curriculum Planning also tend to know Technical Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Developer

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


Curriculum Developers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Developer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Curriculum Developer Salaries

Course Design
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Curriculum Planning
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National Average
$59,000

Editing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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