eLearning Jobs Are In Demand

eLearning jobs are on the upswing, judging from employment search engine inquiries.

If you got to Seek.com, a popular job hub for Australia, as of this writing “eLearning” returned 217 jobs. That’s a healthy number considering the increasing importance of training in corporations.

A sampling of the job Seek.com titles include:

  1. IT Trainer/eLearning Developer
  2. Internal Content Manager/eLearning
  3. Digital and Content Specialist
  4. Instructional Designer
  5. Media Developer and Graphic Designer
  6. Multimedia and Graphic Designer

And what is the pay like? The good news is, it’s on the upswing.

The eLearning Guild has just released its 2018 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report which has a wealth of information from around the globe about what eLearning roles are attracting the highest wages. The worldwide average salary for eLearning professionals is the highest ever average of just under $80,000 per year, although that figure can vary widely depending on the country.

The majority of the data was collected from more than 3,300 online survey respondents mainly from the U.S.

In terms of salaries here is the top five ranking in average salaries for eLearning professionals. (Salaries in USD):

  1. U.S., $84,421
  2. Australia, $75,434
  3. Canada, $68,002
  4. United Kingdom, $51,211
  5. India, $38,534

The U.K. was at the low end of the salary scale. Other Western European countries paid about $76,259 per year.

If you charge hourly for your services, the rates vary considerably from between $25 to $75 per hour. The survey found that higher certification degrees can increase bonus pay but have a negligible influence on salary. Also location is important with metro areas reporting 8% higher wages;  although survey respondents report higher job satisfaction rates if they can telecommute in their roles

Unfortunately, gender pay gaps have not shown any signs of narrowing at least in the U.S. In fact the gap has to 13% from 10% last year. The salary gap between men and women increases dramatically with age. Women in their 20s entering eLearning start at a 6% pay gap, and the gap widens over time to 20% at age 60 and above. The average male bonus is more than double the average female bonus and the difference in average total compensation is 16%.

In terms industry sectors, the survey presented the following results:

Top-Paying eLearning Industries

  1. Consulting
  2. Retail
  3. Computer
  4. Federal government
  5. Healthcare/medical

Top-Paying eLearning Jobs

  1. Strategy/sales/marketing/business development
  2. Curriculum direction
  3. Training/coaching/instructional delivery

So if you are considering a career in eLearning, the picture is looking pretty rosy as companies and organisations start realising the value of online Learning.

Check out the My Learning Space website for any job opportunities.