The average salary for an Instructional Designer is $61,926.
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Job Description for Instructional Designer
An instructional designer is responsible for developing instructional material, such as customer training courses, that help support the company's technical products. For that purpose, an instructional designer is tasked with creating material that helps all types of users understand the product better. This means demonstrating efficiency through analysis of customers' needs and managing projects, in addition to developing courses that cater to all levels of the audience. The ability to utiliz…Read more
Instructional Designer Tasks
- Design, develop, and evaluate instructional materials.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners to determine specific design focus.
Popular Employer Salaries for Instructional Designer
The top respondents for the job title Instructional Designer are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Amazon.com Inc and Pearson Education. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $97,400. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and New York University (NYU), earning around $75,944 and $69,399, respectively. Carley Corporation pays the lowest at around $40,677. UnitedHealth Group and Pearson Education also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $58,963 and $60,173, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Instructional Designer
Training Program Development
Skills in Course Design, Articulate E-Learning Software, Curriculum Planning and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Online Education.
Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Designer
An entry-level Instructional Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,200 based on 134 salaries. An early career Instructional Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,767 based on 1,700 salaries. A mid-career Instructional Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,600 based on 1,191 salaries. An experienced Instructional Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,694 based on 793 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,813.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Instructional Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (16.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (14.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (13.2% less).
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