Instructional Design Consultant Salary
The average Instructional Design Consultant in the United States earns approximately $74K per year. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
Depending on the company’s needs, instructional design consultants may use a large-scale training program to educate not only employees of companies, but supervisors and CEOs, as well. A bachelor’s degree in adult education or a related field is generally required for this position, and some employers may require a master's degree and/or five to seven years of experience in instructional design and vendor management. Communication and management skills are beneficial in this position, and experience in designing technology-based training programs is also helpful.
Instructional Design Consultant Tasks
- Analyze organizational requirements and design lesson objectives and plans.
- Design and maintain educational resources like websites and training manuals.
- Work with clients to incorporate pedagogical practices and improve client retention.
- Collaborate with programmers, instructors, and clients to create a learning experience.
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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.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $63K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $94K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Instructional Design Consultants make a median salary of $91K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $108K — the plum median salary in this group.
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