Experienced Instructional Designers take home an average $71K annually. Female Experienced Instructional Designers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Instructional Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,717 - $91,906
(Median)
$53K
$71K
$92K
MEDIAN: $71,083
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$28.95 - $69.29
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$29
$44
$69
MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,717 - $91,906  
   
Bonus
$994 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$53,551 - $102,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 449
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$28.95 - $69.29  
   
Overtime
$78.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$994 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$53,551 - $102,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,182

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For those looking to make money, Experienced Instructional Designers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Experienced Instructional Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Washington (+14 percent). Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver and Orlando (11 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Instructional Designer Salaries

Web Design
up arrow 7%

Training Program Development
up arrow 2%

Articulate - E-Learning Software
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Captivate
up arrow 2%

Articulate E-Learning Software
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

Course Design
0%

Curriculum Planning
0%

National Average
$73,000

Online Education
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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