Instructional Technologist Salary

Pay for Instructional Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $55K per year. Job satisfaction for Instructional Technologists is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$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 (?
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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 (?
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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

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

  • 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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Instructional Designer. Median pay for Instructional Designers is $61K.

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Instructional Technologists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Information Technology Support and Online Education. Experience with Online Education is often linked with knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Technologist

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Instructional Technologists make a median salary of $60K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Instructional Technologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $65K.

Instructional Technologist Advice

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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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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