Instructional Design Consultant Salary

The average Instructional Design Consultant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K per year. Women Instructional Design Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Instructional Design Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,705 - $93,018
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MEDIAN: $61,143
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$24.73 - $156.00
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MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$44,705 - $93,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,675  
Total Pay (?
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$47,027 - $160,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$24.73 - $156.00  
   
Overtime
$110.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,675  
   
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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$47,027 - $160,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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

  • 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.


Instructional Design Consultants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Instructional Design Consultants in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $60K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $108K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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