Average Experienced Senior Instructional Designers make around $81K per year. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Experienced Senior Instructional Designers (65 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,296 - $103,332
(Median)
$64K
$81K
$100K
MEDIAN: $81,356
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$34.25 - $79.46
(Median)
$34
$47
$79
MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,296 - $103,332  
   
Bonus
$1,454 - $16,398  
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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$65,404 - $114,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$34.25 - $79.46  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,454 - $16,398  
   
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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$65,404 - $114,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,044

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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Senior Instructional Designers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Experienced Senior Instructional Designers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+18 percent), Boston (+10 percent), Washington (+6 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Columbus Experienced Senior Instructional Designers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (16 percent lower) and Chicago (12 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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Online Education
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Training Program Development
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Training
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Project Management
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Design
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Course Design
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Articulate E-Learning Software
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$84,000

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Technical Writing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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