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Working as a Courseware Developer

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a courseware developer. For example, did you know that they make an average of $34.16 an hour? That's $71,052 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 9% and produce 28,900 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Courseware Developer Do

There are certain skills that many courseware developers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, customer-service skills and leadership skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a courseware developer, we found that a lot of resumes listed 9.1% of courseware developers included training programs, while 8.1% of resumes included subject matter experts, and 7.4% of resumes included training materials. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the courseware developer job title. But what industry to start with? Most courseware developers actually find jobs in the technology and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Courseware Developer

If you're interested in becoming a courseware developer, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 44.3% of courseware developers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 29.9% of courseware developers have master's degrees. Even though most courseware developers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a courseware developer. When we researched the most common majors for a courseware developer, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on courseware developer resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a courseware developer. In fact, many courseware developer jobs require experience in a role such as technical writer. Meanwhile, many courseware developers also have previous career experience in roles such as instructional designer or trainer.

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Average Salary$71,052
Job Growth Rate9%

Courseware Developer Jobs

Courseware Developer Career Paths

Top Careers Before Courseware Developer

Trainer
9.0 %

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Average Salary for a Courseware Developer

Courseware Developers in America make an average salary of $71,052 per year or $34 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $94,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $53,000 per year.
Average Salary
$71,052

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Arabic Instructor and Courseware Developer
Arabic Instructor and Courseware Developer
State of Virginia
State of Virginia
08/29/2020
08/29/2020
$37,56608/29/2020
$37,566
Arabic Instructor and Courseware Developer
Arabic Instructor and Courseware Developer
Virginia State Government
Virginia State Government
04/26/2020
04/26/2020
$37,56604/26/2020
$37,566
Arabic Instructor and Courseware Developer
Arabic Instructor and Courseware Developer
State of Virginia
State of Virginia
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$37,56604/25/2020
$37,566

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Courseware Developer Demographics

Gender

male

57.7 %

female

36.9 %

unknown

5.4 %

Ethnicity

White

67.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

12.3 %

Black or African American

10.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7 %

Dakota

11.1 %

Portuguese

11.1 %
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Courseware Developer Education

Majors

Business
14.8 %
English
7.8 %

Degrees

Bachelors

44.3 %

Masters

29.9 %

Associate

13.8 %

Top Colleges for Courseware Developers

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

5. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

6. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

7. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

8. George Washington University, The

Washington, DC

In-State Tuition
$55,230
Enrollment
12,161

9. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

In-State Tuition
$8,987
Enrollment
18,946

10. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

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Top Skills For a Courseware Developer

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 9.1% of courseware developers listed training programs on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and customer-service skills are important as well.

  • Subject Matter Experts, 9.9%
  • Training Programs, 8.7%
  • Training Materials, 7.2%
  • Course Content, 6.2%
  • Instructional Design, 4.3%
  • Other Skills, 63.7%
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Top Courseware Developer Employers

1. Boeing
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$91,362
Courseware Developers Hired: 
13+
2. Citrix Systems
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$107,739
Courseware Developers Hired: 
9+
3. CAE
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$80,346
Courseware Developers Hired: 
7+
4. Electronic Data Systems
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$74,341
Courseware Developers Hired: 
5+
5. Lockheed Martin
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$100,893
Courseware Developers Hired: 
4+
6. IBM
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$94,835
Courseware Developers Hired: 
4+

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Updated October 2, 2020