Instructional Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Pay for Instructional Designers in Chicago, Ill. sits in the ballpark of $62K per year. Female Instructional Designers in Chicago survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Chicago Instructional Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,131 - $83,586
$48K
$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,447
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Salary $48,131 - $83,586
Bonus $-0.50 - $9,696
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$47,344 - $86,356
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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.

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Instructional Designer Tasks

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

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Instructional Designer Job Listings

Key Stats for Instructional Designer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Instructional Designer Salaries

▲29%

▲15%

National Average
$61,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Instructional Designer Salaries

Training
▲1%

Articulate E-Learning Software
▼0%


National Average
$61,000



Design
▼2%

Graphic Design
▼2%



Technical Writing
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 3%