Instructional Technologist Salary

Average Instructional Technologists in the United States make around $55K annually. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Instructional Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,598 - $74,365
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,105
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$17.11 - $59.18
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$17
$29
$59
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,598 - $74,365  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
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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$39,382 - $77,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $59.18  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
   
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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$39,382 - $77,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Instructional Technologist

  • 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.

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Typical Instructional Technologists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in instructional design, Project Management, Online Education, and Information Technology (IT) Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Information Technology Support. Project Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Online Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Technologist

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


For many Instructional Technologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $58K. Instructional Technologists see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Instructional Technologists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $65K.

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Instructional Technologist Salaries

instructional design
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Online Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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