Median pay for Curriculum Developers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $59K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Curriculum Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Women make up the majority of Curriculum Developers (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,399 - $90,666
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$39K
$59K
$91K
MEDIAN: $58,926
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$15.58 - $48.86
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$16
$28
$49
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,399 - $90,666  
   
Bonus
$1,572 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$39,866 - $93,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $48.86  
   
Overtime
$39.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,572 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$39,866 - $93,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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 $61K.

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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 Online Education, Course Design, Project Management, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Editing. Most people 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Curriculum Developers. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $51K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $60K. On average, Curriculum Developers make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $85K.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Developer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Curriculum Developer Salaries

Online Education
up arrow 18%

Course Design
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Training Program Development
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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