Instructional Technologist Salary

An average Instructional Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K annually. Most Instructional Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Instructional Technologists (58 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,655 - $76,655
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,509
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$18.17 - $58.17
(Median)
$18
$29
$58
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,655 - $76,655  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,328  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$39,738 - $80,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.17 - $58.17  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,328  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$39,738 - $80,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Technologist


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Many Instructional Technologists move into an Instructional Designer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Instructional Designers on average bring in a similar salary to Instructional Technologists.

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Instructional Technologists only report a few specific 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Information Technology Support and Online Education. Competency in Online Education frequently indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Technologist

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


Instructional Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Instructional Technologist Advice

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"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 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Instructional Technologist Salaries

instructional design
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$55,000


Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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