The average salary for an Experienced Instructional Designer is $71,924.
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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
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Popular Skills for Instructional Designer
Training Program Development
Skills in Course Design, Articulate E-Learning Software and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Online Education and Curriculum Planning.
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 $51,170 based on 483 salaries. An early career Instructional Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,672 based on 1,912 salaries. A mid-career Instructional Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,364 based on 1,327 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,227.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Instructional Designer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (17.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (11.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (10.0% less).
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