Instructional Design Consultant Salary

Instructional Design Consultants in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $47K to $127K per year, median earnings come to $61K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. For the most part, Instructional Design Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,327 - $92,071
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$44K
$61K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,746
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$29.36 - $102.13
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MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0.00 - $11,836  
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$47,096 - $127,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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$29.36 - $102.13  
   
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Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
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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$47,096 - $127,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Instructional Design Consultant

  • Work with clients to incorporate pedagogical practices and improve client retention.
  • Collaborate with programmers, instructors, and clients to create a learning experience.
  • Analyze organizational requirements and design lesson objectives and plans.
  • Design and maintain educational resources like websites and training manuals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Design Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Instructional Design Consultants with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Instructional Design Consultants in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $57K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $84K in this role. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $108K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

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Experience Affects Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 22%
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