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Instructional Technologist Salary

Instructional Technologists in the United States pull down an average of $56K annually. Most Instructional Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,683 - $74,382
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$40K
$56K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,573
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$17.11 - $59.18
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$59
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,683 - $74,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,672  
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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$39,427 - $77,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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 - $8,672  
   
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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$39,427 - $77,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Job skills reported by Instructional Technologists are limited. Most notably, skills in instructional design, Project Management, Online Education, and Information Technology Support are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Information Technology Support. Employees educated in Online Education are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Technologist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Instructional Technologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $53K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Instructional Technologists make a median salary of $60K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Instructional Technologist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $66K on average.

Instructional Technologist Advice

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Instructional Technologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 7%

instructional design
up arrow 7%

Online Education
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%