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Instructional Designer Salary (United States)

An Instructional Designer earns an average salary of $59,163 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Instructional Designer Salary (?
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$40,815 - $81,101
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,163
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Instructional Designer Salary (?
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$18.75 - $60.23
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,815 - $81,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,063  
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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$40,877 - $89,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,591
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$18.75 - $60.23  
   
Overtime
$19.92 - $66.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,063  
   
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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$40,877 - $89,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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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
$60,000

Skills That Affect Instructional Designer Salaries

Course Design
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Curriculum Planning
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Training
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Online Education
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Technical Writing
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Design
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Graphic Design
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National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 306 votes.

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
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%