Average Late-Career Instructional Designer Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Instructional Designer is $73,813.
MEDIAN $73,813
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$52k - $99k
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$56k - $123k

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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.

Career Paths

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Instructional Design Manager
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Popular Skills for Instructional Designer

Skills in Course Design and Articulate E-Learning Software are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Online Education, Training Program Development 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 $51,200 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.
Employees with Instructional Designer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 19.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (15.2% more) and New York, New York (15.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (28.1% less), Detroit, Michigan (10.4% less) and Portland, Oregon (5.2% less).

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