Salary for Instructional Designers and Technologists

Also known as:  Curriculum and Assessment Director, Curriculum and Instruction Director, Curriculum Coordinator, Curriculum Designer, Curriculum Specialist, Instructional Coordinator, Instructional Materials Director, School Curriculum Developer, Special Education Curriculum Specialist


The job of an instructional designer or technologist involves determining technological needs in the classroom, designing devices to meet these requirements, and instructing students and teachers in the use of new educational and instructional technology. The position may also involve the design and development of master course or manuals in compliance with certification and/or accreditation standards.

An Instructional Designer or Technologist usually gets a salary ranging between 40000 and 60000 based on tenure level. Instructional Designers and Technologists can receive a pay level of Fifty Five Thousand Six Hundred dollars every year.

Instructional Designers and Technologists can obtain the highest salaries in Connecticut, where they get average compensation of close to $74870. Employees in this career can get the highest pay in Wholesale Trade, where they can receive wages of $74770.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.01 percent nationwide in that time.
Instructional Designers and Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $74,770
Wholesale Trade $69,740
Public Administration $65,880
Manufacturing $65,790
Information $63,290
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $62,760
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $43,090
Health Care and Social Assistance $45,270
Other Services (except Public Administration) $49,400
Retail Trade $51,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises $54,810
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $62,680