Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salary

Earnings for Instructional Designers of Training & Development in the United States come in at around $57K per year on average. In the world of Instructional Designers of Training & Development, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $41K and $80K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Instructional Designers of Training & Development (65 percent) who took the survey are female. Work is enjoyable for Instructional Designers of Training & Development, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,053 - $77,528

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$13.87 - $43.45

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,053 - $77,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,465  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,918  
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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$40,520 - $80,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $43.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,465  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,918  
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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$40,520 - $80,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Job Description for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)

Instructional designers of training and development are responsible for the creation and development of instructional material, such as working curricula for a companies, schools, and other organizations. These "designers" focus on the efficiency of the programs and lesson plans and are also tasked with the analysis of instructional methodology.

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Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Tasks

  • Analyze customer product knowledge and identify training needs.
  • Update and improve existing training solutions.
  • Create instructional material for customer training courses to support company technical products.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)


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Instructional Designers of Training & Development who move on to become Senior Instructional Designers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Instructional Designers get paid an average of $73K per year. More often than not, an Instructional Designer role is the next step for Instructional Designers of Training & Development moving up in the field. Instructional Designers usually make $60K per year. Many other Instructional Designers of Training & Development choose to take on an Instructional Designer & Trainer role, where salaries are typically $56K.

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Popular Skills for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)


Instructional Designers of Training & Development report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Articulate - E-Learning Software, Training Program Development, Adobe Photoshop, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)

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


For Instructional Designers of Training & Development, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. Instructional Designers of Training & Development see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Instructional Designer of Training & Development with more than 20 years of experience can earn $69K on average.

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What is it like working as an Instructional Designer (Training & Development)?

Instructional Designer (Training & Development) in Seattle:
"The Good And The Stress."
Pros: I have relative autonomy in my role but they are starting to take that away. I do have pretty new and up-to-date tools to work with.
Cons: There are 60 people that I am responsible for total training for. We also are a call center so I am continually asked why certain entire team trainings are not done but then told to cancel all of my scheduled trainings because we are too busy. Everyone is also continuously concerned about things that don't really help anyone, like getting to classes that don't apply to their job or throw a fit about not getting to go to a course that will not actually help them progress in their career. I am also the manager for new employees during their first three months and definitely do not get the pay or perks of the managers here and we essentially have a constant stream of new employees.

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Experience Affects Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salaries


Training Program Development
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Adobe Photoshop
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Microsoft Office
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Training
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Technical Writing
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National Average
$58,000

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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