Curriculum Developer Salary

Pay for Curriculum Developers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $59K per year. Geographic location and experience level 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 report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Female Curriculum Developers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,564 - $88,542
$41K
$59K
$89K
MEDIAN: $58,618
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$15.05 - $49.32
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$0$94K
Salary $40,564 - $88,542
Bonus $1,216 - $8,586
Profit Sharing $1,650
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$39,973 - $94,700
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 250
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $15.05 - $49.32
Overtime $38.94
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $1,216 - $8,586
Profit Sharing $1,650
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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$39,973 - $94,700
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56

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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

  • Develop and update detailed course syllabi and outlines, including resources and materials.
  • Assist in delivering course content in person or through the web.
  • 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.

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Curriculum Developers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Instructional Designer. Median pay for Instructional Designers is $61K.

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Popular Skills for Curriculum Developer


Curriculum Developers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Online Education, Project Management, Course Design, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing and Technical Writing. Those familiar with Curriculum Planning also tend to know Technical Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Developer

Pay by Experience for a Curriculum Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Curriculum Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Curriculum Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Curriculum Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 76 salaries. A Curriculum Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,603

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Curriculum Developers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Curriculum Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Austin (+13 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). Curriculum Developers in Portland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Workers in Chicago and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

Curriculum Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Curriculum Developer?

Curriculum Developer in Pittsburgh:
"Innovate and collaborate."
Pros: Ability to be creative and work with great people.
Cons: Tight deadlines and heavy workload.

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Key Stats for Curriculum Developer

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Curriculum Developer Salaries

▲46%

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
$59,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Curriculum Developer Salaries

Online Education
▲19%

Project Management
▲6%

Course Design
▲4%

National Average
$59,000




Editing
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%
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