Average Experienced Instructional Designer Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Instructional Designer is $71,924.
MEDIAN $71,924
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$52k - $95k
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$1k - $3k
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$52k - $104k

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Job Description for Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer Tasks
  • Design, develop, and evaluate instructional materials.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to determine specific design focus.

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Instructional Designer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Instructional Designer
Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & D...
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Instructional Design Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Instructional Designer

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.
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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