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Instructional Design Consultant Salary (United States)

Instructional Design Consultants in the United States can typically expect wages of $60K per year. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Instructional Design Consultants. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Instructional Design Consultants. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $60K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $76K on average. Instructional Design Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Instructional Design Consultants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $109K on average. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a little over a half of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one-fifth.
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Experience Affects Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Experienced
up arrow 33%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$73,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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%