Entry-Level Instructional Designer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Entry-Level Instructional Designer is $52,151 per year.
Entry-Level Instructional Designer Total Pay (?
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$37,691 - $70,884
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,150
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Entry-Level Instructional Designer Total Pay (?
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$15.67 - $44.13
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,691 - $70,884  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,155  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $9,863  
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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$37,640 - $73,873  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 955
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.67 - $44.13  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $46.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,155  
   
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $9,863  
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).
)
$37,640 - $73,873  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 955
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Seattle
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Washington
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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$53,000
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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

Articulate - E-Learning Software
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Course Design
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Project Management
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Curriculum Planning
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Online Education
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Training Program Development
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Design
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National Average
$53,000
Training
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Technical Writing
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Graphic Design
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Web Design
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Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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