For Instructional Technologists, yearly average wages total $52K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Instructional Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Instructional Technologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,922 - $71,923
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$72K
MEDIAN: $52,202
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$16.71 - $50.68
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$51
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,922 - $71,923  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,696  
Total Pay (?
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$35,164 - $72,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.71 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,696  
   
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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$35,164 - $72,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Instructional Technologist

The job of an instructional technologist is vital to today’s educational systems, as they a valuable role in assisting teachers and school administrators to put technological learning tools into action in schools and classrooms. While their actions may not be as obvious as those of teachers, they play a large role in helping students gain a strong education.

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Instructional Technologist Tasks

  • Evaluate the implementation of technology into the teaching methods of teaching staff and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Oversee online educational programs including online courses or supplemental materials offered at various education levels.
  • Assist different types of learners such as advanced learners, learners with disabilities and English-as-Second-Language, using computer technology.
  • Identify technology training needs of faculty and students.
  • Integrate computer technologies (hardware & software) into the curriculae of various school grade levels from elementary school to college.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Technologist


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Many Instructional Technologists transition into upper-level Instructional Designer positions. Instructional Designers earn a median of $61K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Technologist

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $55K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $50K. Instructional Technologists see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $60K.

Instructional Technologist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Instructional Technologist in Fayetteville:
"Get a Masters Degree."
Plan on getting a Master's Degree and/or Ph.D. If you're looking to stay within a university system.

Instructional Technologist in Redlands:
"Things Will Be Changing Fast. Don't Make Too Many Bets."
This is not the type of work you 'settle into'. You need to be agile, forward looking, and constantly learning. Your skill set should be a constant state of work and rework. Creativity is a must. So is discipline.

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Experience Affects Instructional Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Instructional Technologist Salaries

instructional design
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Online Education
up arrow 4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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