Instructional Designer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

An average Instructional Designer in Chicago, Ill. can expect to take home roughly $60K annually. The majority of Instructional Designers in Chicago, Ill. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Instructional Designers in Chicago survey participants are largely women, dominating at 60 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$48,364 - $79,478
MEDIAN: $60,282

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$48,364 - $79,478  
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$48,879 - $87,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Experience Affects Instructional Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Instructional Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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Online Education

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Training Program Development
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Course Design
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Project Management
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Articulate - E-Learning Software
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Graphic Design
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Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


60 %
40 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 16%