Curriculum Developer Salary (United States)

Earnings for Curriculum Developers in the United States typically come in at around $54,420 per year. Compensation starts at $35,233 and can reach $85,053 per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
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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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  
PayScale
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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Curriculum Developers do not enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. More often than not, top-notch roles like Instructional Designer will not offer more money than lower-level jobs in the same field.

Curriculum Developer Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Curriculum Developer

Survey results show that Curriculum Developers typically report just a few 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. 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

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For Curriculum Developers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Starting out, salaries are typically $49K, which grows to $60K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $65K. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase (though at a slower pace) for Curriculum Developers and pay is expected at $71K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$54,000
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For Curriculum Developers, New York provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. 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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