INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$64,000
$43,000
Min 10%
$64,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
EmblemHealth
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does an instructional designer make?
The national average salary for an Instructional Designer in the United States is $64,972 per year or $31.24 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $96,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $43,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Instructional Designers are Professional companies and Internet companies. The best states for high paying Instructional Designer jobs are Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Utah. Most Instructional Designers spend 2.7 years in the position.

Average Instructional Designer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Instructional Designer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Professional companies and Internet companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. EmblemHealth and Facebook are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Google and University of Nevada, Las Vegas report highly competitive salaries for Instructional Designers.

Average Instructional Designer Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Instructional Designer in the United States is $64,972 per year or $31.24 per hour. Working in San Francisco, CA as an Instructional Designer will pay you the highest wages at around $78,343 per year. Even as an entry-level Instructional Designer, you will make $40,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Utah are the highest paying states. Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana have the lowest Instructional Designer salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$78,343
2
Portland, OR
$77,053
3
Seattle, WA
$75,170
4
Denver, CO
$72,249
5
Salt Lake City, UT
$71,603

Average Instructional Designer Salary By Industry

The type of industry that an Instructional Designer works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Hospitality companies, Internet companies, and Retail companies pay higher-than-average wages for Instructional Designers. Salaries for Instructional Designers in Hospitality companies average $76,343 annually, while Internet companies and Retail companies pay $66,832 and $64,132, respectively. The types of companies that pay Instructional Designers the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $62,172.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Hospitality
$76,343
2
Internet
$66,832
3
Retail
$64,132
4
Technology
$62,731
5
Health Care
$62,469

RECENTLY ADDED Instructional Designer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Southwest Gas
Instructional Designer
10/31/2019
$61,633
Rutgers University
Instructional Designer
10/29/2019
$71,000
University of Florida
Instructional Designer
10/26/2019
$50,000
University of California
Instructional Designer
10/26/2019
$69,000
Fremont Unified School District
Instructional Designer
10/25/2019
$99,529
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Instructional Designer
10/25/2019
$45,000
University of California Riverside, Bourns College
Instructional Designer
10/24/2019
$69,000
University of Arizona
Instructional Designer
10/23/2019
$55,000
Randstad
Instructional Designer
10/23/2019
$104,350
Johns Hopkins University
Instructional Designer
10/21/2019
$60,000
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