Instructional Design Manager Salary

Instructional Design Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than half of Instructional Design Managers. Pay fluctuates from $52K to $109K per year, but expected earnings average $74K annually. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Most Instructional Design Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,787 - $101,077
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$52K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,948
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$51,787 - $101,077  
   
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$0.00 - $15,629  
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$52,056 - $108,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Instructional Design Manager

  • Design and implement web-based teaching platforms and learning opportunities.
  • Evaluate, maintain and update instructional materials for content and appearance.
  • Create and analyze evaluations to assess student progress.
  • Develop and deliver targeted curriculum and learning programs.
  • Manage mentorship, coaching and shadowing experiences.

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Professional skills reported by Instructional Design Managers are few in number. Those who have experience with Training Program Development, Project Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Aptitude in Project Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Design Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $75K. For Instructional Design Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. Instructional Design Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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What is it like working as an Instructional Design Manager?

Instructional Design Manager in Cedar Rapids:
"High Stress, Lots of Responsibility, Sometimes Fun."
Pros: I get to travel and see workshops that I've helped create. I get to implement my own management systems, which I enjoy.
Cons: I shoulder more responsibility than most of the higher-paid employees, as the creative contingency are undervalued in an environment where sales and marketing take precedence.

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Experience Affects Instructional Design Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Instructional Design Manager Salaries

Project Management
0%

Training Program Development
0%

National Average
$76,000

People Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 7%
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