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Best states for an Instructional Designer

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It seems like Instructional Designers are becoming more and more common across America. But working conditions for Instructional Designers aren’t the same everywhere in the U.S.

Although there are abundant Instructional Designer jobs in America, a large number of them are in the West.

District of Columbia is the best state in the country for Instructional Designer jobs, and District of Columbia has the second-highest median salary in the country.

62% of people in the field are White, while 13% are Hispanic or Latino.

an Instructional Designer will most commonly be promoted to Senior Instructional Designer.

The 10 Best States in America For Instructional Designers in 2019

  1. District of Columbia
  2. California
  3. Connecticut
  4. Oregon
  5. Virginia
  6. Georgia
  7. Alabama
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Iowa
  10. Minnesota
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  • (1,007 jobs)
  • (54 jobs)
  • (58 jobs)
  • (323 jobs)
  • (369 jobs)
  • (38 jobs)
  • (126 jobs)
  • (51 jobs)
  • (97 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Instructional Designers, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Instructional Designers, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Instructional Designers.

We also have the current list of job openings for Instructional Designers available below.

Finally, here is the list of all states from best to worst for Instructional Designer jobs.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Instructional Designers in 2019

1. District of Columbia

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
63 $82,548 $60,000 $113,000 1.63
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in District of Columbia

2. California

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,007 $77,936 $57,000 $104,000 1.59
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in California

3. Connecticut

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
54 $83,057 $60,000 $114,000 0.87
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in Connecticut

4. Oregon

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
58 $71,082 $51,000 $97,000 0.92
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in Oregon

5. Virginia

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
323 $66,059 $52,000 $82,000 1.64
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in Virginia

6. Georgia

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
369 $63,558 $50,000 $79,000 2.34
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in Georgia

7. Alabama

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
38 $72,249 $52,000 $99,000 0.65
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in Alabama

8. Massachusetts

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
126 $70,000 $54,000 $90,000 0.77
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in Massachusetts

9. Iowa

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
51 $64,848 $47,000 $88,000 0.81
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in Iowa

10. Minnesota

Total Instructional Designer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
97 $63,584 $46,000 $87,000 0.87
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Instructional Designer Jobs in Minnesota

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Instructional Designer

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for an Instructional Designer

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