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Instructional Design Consultant Salary

The average Instructional Design Consultant in the United States earns approximately $60K annually. Women make up the majority of Instructional Design Consultants (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Instructional Design Consultants is high. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,156 - $92,561
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$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,098
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$29.36 - $102.13
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,156 - $92,561  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,864  
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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$46,908 - $125,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$29.36 - $102.13  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,864  
   
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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$46,908 - $125,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Instructional Design Consultants. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $59K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $60K. Instructional Design Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $109K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 26%
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