Instructional Designer Salary (United States)

An Instructional Designer earns an average salary of $59,207 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Instructional Designer Total Pay (?
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$40,748 - $80,990
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,207
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Instructional Designer Total Pay (?
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$18.78 - $60.42
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,748 - $80,990  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,982  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $8,667  
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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$40,841 - $89,094  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,803
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$18.78 - $60.42  
   
Overtime
$19.92 - $66.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,982  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $8,667  
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).
)
$40,841 - $89,094  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,803
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Instructional Designer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Instructional Designer Salaries

Course Design
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Curriculum Planning
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Training
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Design
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National Average
$61,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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