An average Instructional Designer in Chicago, Ill. can expect to take home roughly $60K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and almost all earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Chicago Instructional Designers (56 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Instructional Designers in Chicago, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Instructional Designer

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
050
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Instructional Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%


National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Instructional Designer Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Articulate E-Learning Software
0%

Training
0%

Training Program Development
0%

National Average
$60,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Articulate - E-Learning Software
up arrow 2%



Project Management
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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