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Instructional Technology Specialist Salary

For Instructional Technology Specialists, yearly average wages total $50K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men working as Instructional Technology Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,007 - $71,068
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,551
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$13.09 - $29.90
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,007 - $71,068  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
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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$30,946 - $70,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $29.90  
   
Overtime
$18.27 - $39.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
   
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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$30,946 - $70,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Instructional Technology Specialist

Instructional technology specialists are responsible for conducting instructional technology activities for their organization. These professionals are in charge of training and teaching staffs or individuals different technology concepts and topics. They are experts in their field and have specialties in specific technology matters. In addition, they possess strong communication abilities to explain said concepts in a clear and concise manner.

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Instructional Technology Specialist 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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Popular Skills for Instructional Technology Specialist


Instructional Technology Specialists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Curriculum Planning, Technology Coordinator, Training, and Information Technology Support are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Those with knowledge of Information Technology Support tend to be skilled in Training as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Technology Specialist

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


For many Instructional Technology Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $47K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $50K. Instructional Technology Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Instructional Technology Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $62K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Technology Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 6%


National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Instructional Technology Specialist Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 14%

Technology Coordinator
up arrow 8%

Training
up arrow 4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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