Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salary (United States)

Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s in the United States pull down an average of $55,347 per year. Compensation starts at $38,633 and can reach $80,408 per year. Total cash compensation approaches anywhere from $39,275 on the lower end to $74,885 on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5,904 from bonuses and upwards of $6,787 from profit sharing. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn vision coverage. More than half of Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s (63 percent) are women. Job satisfaction for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salary (?
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$39,275 - $74,885
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MEDIAN: $54,006
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Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salary (?
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$14.87 - $55.00
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,275 - $74,885  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,904  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $6,787  
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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$38,633 - $80,408  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 711
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $55.00  
   
Overtime
$15.02 - $81.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $6,787  
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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$38,633 - $80,408  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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Job Description for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)

  • 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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For Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) will earn $16,972 more than someone not as far along in their career. Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s can earn $4,254 or $13,963 more per year when they move into roles as Instructional Designers or Training & Development Managers, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)

Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Articulate - E-Learning Software, Training Program Development, and Training are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well-versed in Training.

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

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Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. New salaries start at $51K and reach $60K in five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $63K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s earning an average of $63K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Reviews

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
$55,000

Skills That Affect Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salaries

Articulate - E-Learning Software
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Adobe Photoshop
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Project Management
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$55,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 254 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%
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