Entry-Level Instructional Designer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Entry-Level Instructional Designer is $52,242 per year.
Entry-Level Instructional Designer Total Pay (?
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$37,994 - $71,261
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,242
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Entry-Level Instructional Designer Total Pay (?
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$15.58 - $45.23
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,994 - $71,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,175  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $9,787  
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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$37,801 - $74,552  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 905
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $45.23  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $63.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $9,787  
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).
)
$37,801 - $74,552  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 905
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Chicago
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Boston
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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Pittsburgh
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Dallas
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National Average
$53,000
Orlando
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Denver
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Phoenix
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Philadelphia
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Salt Lake City
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Houston
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Instructional Designer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Instructional Designer in Minneapolis:
"Complete An Internship And Certification."
If possible, complete an internship in ID but understand that each company's idea of instructional designer is different. Often an ID will also be expected to train via stand-up or web-based. Obtain a certification. Many jobs may add a certification as "desired." Especially obtaining a certification through ASTD is highly credible.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Instructional Designer Salaries

Course Design
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Project Management
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Training Program Development
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Curriculum Planning
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Online Education
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National Average
$53,000
Training
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Graphic Design
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Design
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Technical Writing
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Web Design
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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