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Instructional Design Consultant Salary

Earnings for Instructional Design Consultants in the United States come in at around $60K annually on average. Job satisfaction for Instructional Design Consultants is high. Instructional Design Consultants survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,214 - $92,401
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$44K
$60K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,082
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$29.36 - $102.13
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MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,214 - $92,401  
   
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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$46,970 - $124,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$29.36 - $102.13  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
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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$46,970 - $124,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $59K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Instructional Design Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $109K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 57%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 25%