How Much Do Instructional Designers Make? Instructional Design Salary Explored

Devlin Peck
. Updated on 
May 4, 2023
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In this video, we’ll dive into earnings data from a variety of instructional design reports. Learn how much money salaried or freelance designers can expect to earn.

We’ll look at instructional design earnings data from my 2021 Instructional Designer report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (2020) data, and the Learning Guild’s (2018) eLearning report.

I’ll also share my experience of working as a freelance instructional designer from 2018-2020.

This information gives you a better idea of what to expect when you enter the instructional design job market.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not financial advice and this video does not make any claims about how much you should or should not charge for your services.As a new instructional designer, you can earn higher and lower amounts than the average salary data that we’ll look at today.

Devlin Peck
Devlin Peck
Devlin Peck is the founder of, where he helps people build instructional design skills and break into the industry. He previously worked as a freelance instructional designer and graduated from Florida State University.
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