Instructional Designer / Trainer Salary

The average pay for an Instructional Designer / Trainer is $58,171 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$41,235 - $82,230

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$15.42 - $72.27

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,235 - $82,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,138  
Total Pay (?
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$40,160 - $87,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $72.27  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $74.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,138  
   
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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$40,160 - $87,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Instructional Designer / Trainer

Instructional designers or trainers work within education systems or businesses to design and develop learning experiences; these designers must ensure these experiences are efficient, effective, and appealing to students. Instructional designers must be forward thinkers with the creativity, abstract thinking, and intuition to create active learning opportunities that also promote lifelong learning. These professionals may use the traditional lecture or Powerpoint formats, as well as visual aids, various multimedia, and practice situations. Instructional designers must be able to work as a team and collaborate with many others, including educational professionals and students, to identify students' needs. Designers also provide tutorials, in-person training sessions, and support to faculty in delivering courses. Designers should stay up to date with cutting-edge technology, updates in the field, and innovative online learning strategies.

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Instructional Designer / Trainer Tasks

  • Develop lesson plans, course guides, and other training documentation.
  • Collaborate with instructors to write course descriptions.
  • Aid faculty in the design and implementation of educational courses.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Designer / Trainer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Instructional Designer / Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Instructional Designer / Trainer Salaries

Training
up arrow 3%

Training Management
up arrow 3%

Training Program Development
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

instructional design
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%
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