Curriculum Developer Salary

Median pay for Curriculum Developers in the United States is around $57K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Curriculum Developers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. For the most part, Curriculum Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,910 - $86,879
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$36K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $56,649
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$16.66 - $41.31
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$35,910 - $86,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,811  
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$36,690 - $87,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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Hourly Rate
$16.66 - $41.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.79  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,811  
   
Total Pay (?
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$36,690 - $87,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 transition into an upper level Instructional Designer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Instructional Designer makes $60K a year.

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Popular Skills for Curriculum Developer


Curriculum Developers report a narrow range of specific 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 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Editing. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. On average, Curriculum Developers make $70K following one to two decades on the job. Curriculum Developers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $73K.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Developer Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Curriculum Developer Salaries



Curriculum Planning
up arrow 4%

National Average
$57,000

Editing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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