Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Instructional Designer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$78,097 / yrTotal Pay
$72,886 / yrBase Pay
$5,211 / yrAdditional Pay

$78,097

 / yr
$52K$117K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Instructional Designer is $78,097 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $72,886 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $5,211 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Instructional Designer

Some related job titles are E-Learning Salaries with median pay of $70,378, Instructional Design Consultant Salaries with median pay of $93,803, Instructional Design Specialist Salaries with median pay of $73,959, Instructional Systems Designer Salaries with median pay of $81,148.

Top Paying Companies

For an Instructional Designer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Instructional Designer in United States. Employers include Google, Meta and Microsoft.

1
Google
Google
$152,610/yr
2
Meta
$148,570/yr
6
Adobe
$132,929/yr
8
Oracle
$130,970/yr
10
Qlik
$126,066/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For an Instructional Designer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Instructional Designer in United States are Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $117,229, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $105,053, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $103,955, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $103,652, and Insurance with a median total pay of $102,755.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$117,229

    21% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$105,053

    12% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$103,955

    11% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$103,652

    11% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$102,755

    10% Higher than other industries

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

Top paying companies in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology for Instructional Designer are Cepheid, Amgen, and Bristol Myers Squibb.

CepheidCepheid$125,038/yr
AmgenAmgen$118,349/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Arts & Design?

Jobs in arts & design are growing due to increased access to remote work. These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree and technical skills such as graphic design software, web-development and research. Salaries vary, as jobs tend to be short-term and contractual, offering workers flexible schedules and the opportunity to manage multiple projects at once.

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

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Instructional Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$68,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Learning Experience Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$70,500

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Elementary Curriculum Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$73,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Instructional Designer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$89,500

/yr

$78K | $12K

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Curriculum Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$25

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Instructional Designer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$103,910

/yr

$88K | $16K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Instructional Designer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$54,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Instructional Designer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$55

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Instructional Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$58,600

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Instructional Designer pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Instructional Designer is $72,886 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Instructional Designer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 7528 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Instructional Designer employees.

The highest salary for an Instructional Designer in United States is $107,589 per year.

The lowest salary for an Instructional Designer in United States is $49,376 per year.

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