Salary for Instructional Designers and Technologists

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This occupation has now been updated to Instructional Coordinators

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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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.

A Instructional Designer or Technologist earns a pay level between $39,270 to $105,650 depending on experience and talent. usually get a salary of seventy thousand one hundred and sixty dollars on an annual basis.

obtain the highest pay in District of Columbia, where they can earn compensation, on average, of just about $100,350. This group of people are compensated most highly in Utilities, which has normal pay levels of $96,290.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 32.85 percent nationwide in that time.


Instructional Designers and Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Public Administration
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)