Experienced Instructional Designers pull down an average of $71K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Instructional Designers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Experienced Instructional Designers who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,633 - $93,100
$52K
$71K
$93K
MEDIAN: $71,257
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$25.56 - $69.41
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MEDIAN: $42.96
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$51,633 - $93,100  
   
Bonus
$989 - $9,981  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$52,134 - $102,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 450
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$25.56 - $69.41  
   
Overtime
$66.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$989 - $9,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$52,134 - $102,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,225

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For Experienced Instructional Designers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Instructional Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Charlotte, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Tampa and Denver (12 percent lower).

Key Stats for Instructional Designer

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
086
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Skills That Affect Instructional Designer Salaries

Web Design
up arrow 9%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%



Articulate - E-Learning Software
up arrow 2%

Captivate
up arrow 2%

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

Course Design
0%

National Average
$73,000


Training
up arrow 1%


Design
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

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