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Curriculum Developer Salary

For Curriculum Developers, annual average wages total $56K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Curriculum Developers (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — just under one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,126 - $85,847
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$14.82 - $39.59
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,126 - $85,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,550  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $4,000  
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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$34,622 - $86,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $39.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,550  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $4,000  
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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$34,622 - $86,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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


Survey takers who work as Curriculum Developers usually report a few 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 6 percent and 14 percent. Editing, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. 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.


For Curriculum Developers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. For Curriculum Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Developer Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Curriculum Developer Salaries




National Average
$55,000

Editing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%