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Instructional Technologist Salary

For Instructional Technologists, annual average wages total $55K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Instructional Technologists. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,528 - $73,856
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$40K
$55K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,222
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$17.03 - $59.60
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,528 - $73,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,672  
Total Pay (?
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$39,282 - $76,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.03 - $59.60  
   
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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$39,282 - $76,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Survey takers who work as Instructional Technologists report a focused set of job skills. 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 4 percent and 8 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.


For Instructional Technologists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $58K. For Instructional Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Instructional Technologists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $65K.

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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 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Instructional Technologist Salaries

instructional design
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Online Education
up arrow 4%

National Average
$56,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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