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Experienced Instructional Designer Salary

Experienced Instructional Designers can expect wages of $68K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Experienced Instructional Designers bottoms out near $52K and approaches $104K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Experienced Instructional Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$51,286 - $90,102
(Median)
$51K
$68K
$90K
MEDIAN: $68,362
10%
50%
90%

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$29.40 - $68.22
(Median)
$29
$49
$68
MEDIAN: $48.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,286 - $90,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,027  
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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$52,083 - $104,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 577
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$29.40 - $68.22  
   
Overtime
$35.57 - $84.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,027  
   
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).
)
$52,083 - $104,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Pay Difference by Location


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 Los Angeles (+31 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Chicago ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Orlando and Phoenix earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 13 percent.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Instructional Designer Salaries


Design
up arrow 6%

Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

Articulate - E-Learning Software
up arrow 3%

Course Design
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
0%

National Average
$72,000

Online Education
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 7%

Web Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%
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