Experienced Instructional Designer Salary

Median pay for Experienced Instructional Designers is around $69K per year. Final cash compensation to Experienced Instructional Designers varies from around $53K to approximately $103K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9K and $5K, respectively. Women Experienced Instructional Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of Experienced Instructional Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$52,118 - $90,489
(Median)
$52K
$69K
$90K
MEDIAN: $69,499
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90%

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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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Experienced Instructional Designers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Experienced Instructional Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+27 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Philadelphia (+10 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Tampa and 13 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Instructional Designer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Articulate - E-Learning Software
up arrow 3%

Training Program Development
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 2%

Course Design
0%

Training
0%

National Average
$73,000

Curriculum Planning
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Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Web Design
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Online Education
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Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

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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