Instructional Design Manager Salary

Instructional Design Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under three-fifths of Instructional Design Managers. Pay fluctuates from $57K to $107K per year, but expected earnings average $76K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Instructional Design Managers (67 percent) who took the survey are women. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$56,106 - $105,158
$56K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,053
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Salary
$56,106 - $105,158  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$56,554 - $107,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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Job Description for Instructional Design Manager

Instructional design managers develop and oversee project designs and implement ideas for each project, as well as guide the organization in these areas. They must use technology and applications as well as planning and creativity to brainstorm ideas and develop them online or on paper, and they then bring other employees together to bring these ideas to reality.

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Instructional Design Manager Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Instructional Design Manager


Instructional Design Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Project Management, instructional design, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. instructional design and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. Project Management and Training Program Development are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Design Manager

Pay by Experience for an Instructional Design Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Instructional Design Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instructional Design Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Instructional Design Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 48 salaries. An Instructional Design Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 10 salaries.

Instructional Design Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Instructional Design Manager

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Instructional Design Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲14%

National Average
$80,000

▼3%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Instructional Design Manager Salaries

National Average
$80,000



instructional design
▼6%

People Management
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 10%