Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salary

Senior Instructional Designers in the United States earn an average of $78K annually; salaries are particularly strong in San Francisco, where workers earn around $110K. Senior Instructional Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+32 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$59,491 - $101,446
$59K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,369
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90%

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$33.17 - $81.54
$33
$50
$82
MEDIAN: $49.55
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$0$111K
Salary $59,491 - $101,446
Bonus $1,536 - $10,850
Profit Sharing $1,030 - $8,154
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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$60,600 - $111,885
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 547
Hourly Data $0$81
Hourly Rate $33.17 - $81.54
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $1,536 - $10,850
Profit Sharing $1,030 - $8,154
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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$60,600 - $111,885
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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Job Description for Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development)

A senior instructional designer for training and development is tasked with designing a learning process to pass on information to a class of students. Senior instructional designers often head a team of instructional designers trying to develop a program that makes teaching more efficient and effective. To adequately build a teaching-program structure, instructional designers must keep the needs of the learner in mind and have a well defined set of goals for the instructional program. To aid in design, senior instructional designers also must have an excellent understanding of pedagogical theories and be able to use those theories to inform the instructional design team's work.

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Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Tasks

  • Assist in conducting general and specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • Choose and evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, and handouts.
  • Organize and prepare course plans.
  • Assess and analyze training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, or consultation with managers.

Common Career Paths for Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development)


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Senior Instructional Designers sometimes move into a Training Director role, where the salary is similar. Senior Instructional Designers most often move into positions as Training & Development Managers or Training Managers. Training & Development Managers actually earn $10K less on average, however, and Training Managers earn $18K less per year than Senior Instructional Designers do.

Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development)


Survey results imply that Senior Instructional Designers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Training, Technical Writing, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Captivate and Captivate. Most people familiar with Course Design also know Training Program Development and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development)

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 251 salaries. An experienced Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 320 salaries. A Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 122 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,181

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Key Stats for Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development)

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$81,000

▼6%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Sr. Instructional Designer (Training & Development) Salaries


▲1%


National Average
$81,000


▼1%


Online Education
▼2%

Course Design
▼3%




Captivate
▼5%

Adobe Captivate
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 12%
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