I was asked this week to do some instructional design work; something I haven’t done for a while. As we discussed the work, and of course the monetary compensation, I confirmed what I had written in So you want to be an eLearning Consultant? for eLearn Magazine.Â This Pedagogical Design/Development work will pay within the range I described in the Table of the article. On the other hand, I’ve just finished an evaluation of an LMS and the work figured within the remuneration that I described for Technological work; about five times the rate of the development work.
Of course, you have to balance the compensation with the potential work available in that field. However, if you’re interested in this business as your vocation, and making a decent living, you may wish to consider what end of the spectrum you decide to focus on.