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Instructional Designer / Trainer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Instructional Designer / Trainer is $57,217 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Instructional Designer / Trainer Salary (?
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$40,025 - $82,416
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,217
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Instructional Designer / Trainer Salary (?
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$14.64 - $85.57
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,025 - $82,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,249  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $3,052  
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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$38,870 - $91,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 396
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $85.57  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $74.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,249  
   
Profit Sharing
$972 - $3,052  
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).
)
$38,870 - $91,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 31%
Chicago
up arrow 13%
National Average
$59,000
Minneapolis
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Tampa
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Experience Affects Instructional Designer / Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$59,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Instructional Designer / Trainer Salaries

Training
up arrow 4%
Training Management
up arrow 3%
Training Program Development
up arrow 2%
instructional design
0%
National Average
$59,000
Curriculum Planning
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%