Instructional Design Consultant Salary

Instructional Design Consultants in the United States can expect wages of $76K per year on average. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Instructional Design Consultants are happy with their jobs. While some workers in this profession — close to one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Instructional Design Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,045 - $91,734
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$76K
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MEDIAN: $76,365
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$43.40 - $162.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$45,045 - $91,734  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$47,505 - $310,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$43.40 - $162.19  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$47,505 - $310,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Instructional Design Consultant

Instructional design consultants collaborate with programmers, clients, and teachers of all kinds to create an ideal learning experience for all parties involved. The are responsible for working with clients to both improve and incorporate a myriad of teaching processes, and they also design lesson plans and objectives, design and maintain educational websites and manuals, and serve as liaisons between different companies when creating e-learning courses. They may also recommend different training solutions to improve employees' performance at a company to improve it as a whole.

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Instructional Design Consultant Tasks

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

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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $68K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $102K. Instructional Design Consultants see a median salary of $94K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $105K.

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Key Stats for Instructional Design Consultant

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$91,000

Entry-Level
▼26%

Skills That Affect Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Course Design
▲43%

National Average
$91,000

Training Program Development
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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