Instructional Design Manager Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Instructional Design Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Instructional Design Managers is $73K annually and can range from $50K on the lower end to $107K per year near the higher end. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Instructional Design Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,902 - $100,718
(Median)
$49K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,575
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$0.00 - $15,781  
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$49,588 - $107,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Instructional Design Managers who took the survey. 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.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Design Manager

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $58K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. Instructional Design Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $81K.

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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 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Instructional Design Manager Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$75,000

People Management
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 7%