Instructional Design Manager Salary

Instructional Design Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $76K annually on average but can range from $59K to $108K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. More than half of Instructional Design Managers (66 percent) survey participants are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,341 - $107,011
$58K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,196
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Salary $58,341 - $107,011
Bonus $0.00 - $10,174
Profit Sharing $3,500
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$59,305 - $108,068
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90

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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

  • 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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Popular Skills for Instructional Design Manager


Instructional Design Managers note just a narrow range of job 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. Competency in Project Management frequently indicates knowledge of Training Program Development.

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
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Instructional Design Manager Salaries

▲22%

▲13%

National Average
$81,000

▼4%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Instructional Design Manager Salaries

National Average
$81,000



instructional design
▼7%

People Management
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 14%
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