Experienced Instructional Designer Salary

Experienced Instructional Designers take home an average $69K per year. Total cash compensation to Experienced Instructional Designers bottoms out near $53K and approaches $103K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$52,118 - $90,489
(Median)
$52K
$69K
$90K
MEDIAN: $69,499
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$30.03 - $67.86
(Median)
$30
$47
$68
MEDIAN: $46.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,118 - $90,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,616  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $5,182  
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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$53,198 - $103,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 696
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$30.03 - $67.86  
   
Overtime
$35.57 - $84.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,616  
   
Profit Sharing
$961 - $5,182  
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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$53,198 - $103,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,760

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For Experienced Instructional Designers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Experienced Instructional Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+27 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Philadelphia (+10 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Tampa and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Instructional Designer Salaries

Project Management
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Articulate - E-Learning Software
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Training Program Development
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Design
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Course Design
0%

Training
0%

National Average
$73,000

Curriculum Planning
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Technical Writing
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Web Design
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Online Education
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Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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