Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salary

For Instructional Designers of Training & Development, annual average wages total $57K per year. In the world of Instructional Designers of Training & Development, total cash compensation can vary between $40K and $81K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $6K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Instructional Designers of Training & Development. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Instructional Designers of Training & Development who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,623 - $77,389
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$41K
$57K
$77K
MEDIAN: $57,394
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$14.02 - $50.68
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$14
$26
$51
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,623 - $77,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,517  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $5,960  
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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$40,022 - $80,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$14.02 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $86.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,517  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $5,960  
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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$40,022 - $80,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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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Many Instructional Designers of Training & Development move into a Senior Instructional Designer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $73K per year. Instructional Designers of Training & Development typically move into roles as Instructional Designers or Training & Development Managers, and those positions pay $2K more and $11K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)


Instructional Designers of Training & Development seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Articulate - E-Learning Software, Training Program Development, Adobe Photoshop, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know Training.

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

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


Instructional Designers of Training & Development do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $65K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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
$59,000


Skills That Affect Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salaries


Training Program Development
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 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
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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