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Experienced Instructional Designer Salary

Experienced Instructional Designers take home approximately $68K per year on average. Overall cash earnings of Experienced Instructional Designers stretch from $52K near the bottom to $104K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Most Experienced Instructional Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,419 - $89,902
(Median)
$51K
$68K
$90K
MEDIAN: $68,397
10%
50%
90%

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$29.33 - $67.38
(Median)
$29
$49
$67
MEDIAN: $48.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,419 - $89,902  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,698  
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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$52,277 - $104,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$29.33 - $67.38  
   
Overtime
$35.57 - $84.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,698  
   
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).
)
$52,277 - $104,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Instructional Designers, New York provides a pay rate that is 45 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Instructional Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+31 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Orlando and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Instructional Designer Salaries

Design
up arrow 8%


Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 2%

Course Design
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Articulate - E-Learning Software
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Online Education
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 7%

Web Design
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 17%