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

Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $55,347 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $38,633 to $80,408 per year. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. In a profession dominated by women, 63 percent of Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale 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  
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  
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 progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like a Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) will earn an extra $16,972 annually than those further down the career ladder. Career advancement for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s often leads to becoming Instructional Designers or Training & Development Managers, where they can earn $4,254 or $13,963 more per year.

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Popular Skills for Instructional Designer (Training & Development)

Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Training.

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

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In most cases, Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Salaries start at $51K, which grows to $60K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $63K. As Instructional Designer (Training & Development)s reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $63K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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

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$55,000

Skills That Affect Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salaries

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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%