Instructional Design Manager Salary

Instructional Design Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $75K annually, but may range from $55K to $108K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than half of Instructional Design Managers (64 percent) survey participants are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$54,000 - $104,683
$54K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,262
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Salary
$54,000 - $104,683  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$54,500 - $107,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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


Survey takers who work as Instructional Design Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Project Management, instructional design, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. People Management and instructional design as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. It is not unusual for someone who knows Project Management to be familiar with Training Program Development as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Design Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $65K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $76K. Instructional Design Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $91K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $101K.

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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
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Instructional Design Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Instructional Design Manager Salaries

National Average
$79,000



instructional design
▼5%

People Management
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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