An Instructional Designer earns an average salary of $58,655 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Instructional Designer Total Pay (?
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$40,870 - $79,127
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MEDIAN: $58,655
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Instructional Designer Total Pay (?
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$18.54 - $59.18
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,870 - $79,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,488  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,908 - $87,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,488
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$18.54 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$20.86 - $67.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,488  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,908 - $87,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,488
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Job Description for Instructional Designer
An instructional designer uses his or her skills to develop learning tools and curricula for educational purposes. Usually these materials are Web-based, electronic, or in-person. An instructor trains and coaches associates in certain lessons and materials important to company performance.
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Instructional Designer Tasks
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to determine specific design focus.
  • Design, develop, and evaluate instructional materials.
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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Designer
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Experience Affects Instructional Designer Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Instructional Designer Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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Course Design
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Training
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Technical Writing
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Online Education
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National Average
$60,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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