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Instructional Design Consultant Salary

Median pay for Instructional Design Consultants in the United States is around $60K annually. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Women make up the majority of Instructional Design Consultants (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Instructional Design Consultants. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$44,214 - $92,586
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MEDIAN: $60,082
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$23.67 - $101.37
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National Salary Data

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$44,214 - $92,586  
   
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$0.00 - $11,864  
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$46,741 - $124,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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$23.67 - $101.37  
   
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$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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$46,741 - $124,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $56K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $109K.

Experience Affects Instructional Design Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 23%