Instructional Design Consultant Salary (United States)

Instructional Design Consultants in the United States usually make around $72,946 per year. The range in pay spans from $46,722 to $125,134 per year. While around one third report receiving no health benefits, around two-thirds do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. For the most part, Instructional Design Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Instructional Design Consultant Salary (?
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$43,363 - $92,986
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MEDIAN: $60,408
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Instructional Design Consultant Salary (?
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$24.16 - $99.33
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,363 - $92,986  
   
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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$46,722 - $125,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$24.16 - $99.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
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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$46,722 - $125,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 Instructional Design Consultants, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. At career start, salaries are typically $60K, which grow to $77K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $100K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Instructional Design Consultants encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $109K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in five. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.
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Experience Affects Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Experienced
up arrow 33%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$73,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 28%