$60,222
Avg. Salary
$25.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,986

Bonus

$2,950

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Instructional Designer / Trainer is $25.49 per hour.

The average pay for an Instructional Designer / Trainer is $60,222 per year.

10%
$15.49
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$25.49
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$61.82
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MEDIAN $25.49
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$42k
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$86k
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MEDIAN $60,222
$41,942 - $86,042
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MEDIAN: $60,222
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$0$90K
Salary $41,942 - $86,042
Bonus $1,350 - $9,837
Profit Sharing $2,950
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,506 - $90,567
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 318
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $15.49 - $61.82
Overtime $23.18 - $53.86
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $1,350 - $9,837
Profit Sharing $2,950
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,506 - $90,567
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 86

Job Description for Instructional Designer / Trainer

Instructional designers or trainers work within education systems or businesses to design and develop learning experiences; these designers must ensure these experiences are efficient, effective, and appealing to students. Instructional designers must be forward thinkers with the creativity, abstract thinking, and intuition to create active learning opportunities that also promote lifelong learning. These professionals may use the traditional lecture or Powerpoint formats, as well as visual aids, various multimedia, and practice situations. Instructional designers must be able to work as a team and collaborate with many others, including educational professionals and students, to identify students' needs. Designers also provide tutorials, in-person training sessions, and support to faculty in delivering courses. Designers should stay up to date with cutting-edge technology, updates in the field, and innovative online learning strategies.

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Instructional Designer / Trainer Tasks
  • Aid faculty in the design and implementation of educational courses.
  • Collaborate with instructors to write course descriptions.
  • Develop lesson plans, course guides, and other training documentation.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Designer / Trainer


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Instructional Designers & Trainers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Instructional Designer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $74K per year. As Instructional Designers & Trainers progress in their field, many go on to become Instructional Designers of Training & Development. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $54K. Another common career choice for Instructional Designers & Trainers is to move into an Instructional Designer role — this promotion usually pays $61K.

Instructional Designer / Trainer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Instructional Designer / Trainer


Survey results imply that Instructional Designers & Trainers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in instructional design, Software Training Materials, Training Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Articulate E-Learning Software and Course Design. For most people, competency in Training indicates knowledge of Curriculum Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Designer / Trainer

Pay by Experience for an Instructional Designer / Trainer has a positive trend. An entry-level Instructional Designer / Trainer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instructional Designer / Trainer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Instructional Designer / Trainer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 73 salaries. An Instructional Designer / Trainer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 24 salaries.

Instructional Designer / Trainer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Instructional Designer / Trainer?

Instructional Designer / Trainer in Austin:
"What do we get to learn today?"
Pros: I enjoy being able to use my creative skills when designing new training courses.
Cons: I'm not about to work from home

Instructional Designer / Trainer in Atlanta:
"Little New York, but without the public transit."
Pros: Atlanta is a great place for those who like all of the amenities of big city, but also want to own a car.
Cons: Public transit is pretty non-existent, and traffic is hellish.

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Key Stats for Instructional Designer / Trainer

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Instructional Designer / Trainer Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$60,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Instructional Designer / Trainer Salaries

instructional design
▲3%

Training Management
▲1%

Software Training Materials
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$60,000


▼1%


Articulate - E-Learning Software
▼4%

Course Design
▼7%

Articulate E-Learning Software
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 14%