The average pay for an Instructional Designer / Trainer is $59,842 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$41,812 - $79,203
(Median)
$42K
$60K
$79K
MEDIAN: $59,841
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$14.89 - $56.17
(Median)
$15
$24
$56
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,812 - $79,203  
   
Bonus
$1,445 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$39,861 - $83,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $56.17  
   
Overtime
$21.96 - $66.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,445 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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).
)
$39,861 - $83,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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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Experience Affects Instructional Designer / Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Instructional Designer / Trainer Salaries

Software Training Materials
up arrow 7%

instructional design
up arrow 5%

Course Design
up arrow 3%

Training Program Development
up arrow 2%

Training Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Training
0%

National Average
$59,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

Articulate - E-Learning Software
up arrow 2%

Articulate E-Learning Software
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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