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Experienced Instructional Designer Salary (United States)

Average Experienced Instructional Designers make around $69K per year. Cash earnings of Experienced Instructional Designers can occasionally include $7K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $52K to almost $103K. For the most part, Experienced Instructional Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Experienced Instructional Designer Salary (?
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$51,040 - $90,502
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $68,517
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Experienced Instructional Designer Salary (?
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$29.11 - $66.98
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MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,040 - $90,502  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,240  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $7,500  
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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$51,679 - $103,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 491
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$29.11 - $66.98  
   
Overtime
$35.17 - $82.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,240  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $7,500  
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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$51,679 - $103,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Washington
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Boston
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Austin
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Dallas
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National Average
$72,000
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Phoenix
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Orlando
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Chicago
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For those looking to make money, Experienced Instructional Designers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Experienced Instructional Designers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+41 percent), Denver (+25 percent), and Washington (+23 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Tampa and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.
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Skills That Affect Experienced Instructional Designer Salaries

Design
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Training Program Development
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Articulate - E-Learning Software
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Training
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Course Design
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National Average
$72,000
Online Education
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Curriculum Planning
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Technical Writing
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Graphic Design
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Web Design
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%