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Instructional Technologist Salary

Instructional Technologists in the United States take home approximately $54K annually on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Instructional Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up a slight majority of Instructional Technologists (59 percent) survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$38,242 - $74,704
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MEDIAN: $53,781
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$17.11 - $59.18
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,242 - $74,704  
   
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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$37,752 - $78,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $59.18  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$37,752 - $78,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Instructional Technologists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, instructional design, and Online Education are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Information Technology Support.

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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $56K on average. For Instructional Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. 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

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Instructional Technologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 26%

instructional design
up arrow 11%


National Average
$55,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%