Instructional Design Consultant Salary

Average Instructional Design Consultants in the United States make around $61K annually. Women Instructional Design Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $61,490
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$29.36 - $102.13
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MEDIAN: $55.00
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$0.00 - $11,836  
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$47,226 - $126,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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$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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$47,226 - $126,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


For many Instructional Design Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $58K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $61K. For Instructional Design Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $108K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

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
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 22%
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