Pay for Instructional Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Instructional Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Instructional Technologists (55 percent) survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,796 - $72,254
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$51K
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MEDIAN: $50,914
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$15.74 - $50.51
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$51
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,796 - $72,254  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,696  
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$34,567 - $72,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Hourly Rate
$15.74 - $50.51  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
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Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,696  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,567 - $72,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

  • Integrate computer technologies (hardware & software) into the curriculae of various school grade levels from elementary school to college.
  • Keep current on emerging technologies and make recommendations to the education organization.
  • Develop and deliver face-to-face or online training programs to faculty and students.
  • Identify technology training needs of faculty and students.
  • Evaluate the implementation of technology into the teaching methods of teaching staff and make recommendations for improvement.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Technologist


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Instructional Technologists often end up in upper-level roles like Instructional Designer. Instructional Designers bring home $61K annually on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Technologist

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $49K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $54K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Instructional Technologists make a median salary of $66K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $58K by contrast.

Instructional Technologist Advice

Q: 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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Key Stats for Instructional Technologist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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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
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Instructional Technologist Salaries

instructional design
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$52,000


Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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