Experienced Instructional Designer Salary

Average Experienced Instructional Designers make around $69K per year. Cash earnings for Experienced Instructional Designers — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $52K to approximately $105K. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Instructional Designers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,622 - $90,278
(Median)
$52K
$69K
$90K
MEDIAN: $68,727
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50%
90%

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$29.37 - $67.56
(Median)
$29
$49
$68
MEDIAN: $48.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,622 - $90,278  
   
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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$52,475 - $104,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$29.37 - $67.56  
   
Overtime
$35.57 - $84.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$52,475 - $104,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Instructional Designers, 44 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Instructional Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+31 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Employers pay around 14 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 Experienced Instructional Designer Salaries


Design
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Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

Articulate - E-Learning Software
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Course Design
up arrow 1%

Training
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Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$72,000

Curriculum Planning
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Online Education
up arrow 2%

Web Design
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Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 18%
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