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The eLearning Guild Publishes 2012 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation

by Bill Brandon

February 14, 2012

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by Bill Brandon

February 14, 2012

“The report details the trends in global pay worldwide and for specific countries and regions, and it analyzes components of salary and compensation, including gender, status, designation, and other compensation. It also compares information across employer and employee variables.”

The eLearning Guild has released the 2012 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report. Data obtained from Guild members shows that eLearning salaries worldwide decreased slightly by 0.9% in 2011, with an average of $76,351.

In most countries, the decline was minor. Only Australia showed an increase (3.1%); in the United States, the average fell by 1.3% to $78,937. Figure 1 shows the salary difference vs. average global salary by region and country.

 

Figure 1. Average annual salaries by region, compared to global average of $76,351.

The 2012 Report provides global data: over 7,800 members of The eLearning Guild worldwide contributed their salary information. The 26-page Report is free to registered members of The Guild, including Associates.

The report details the trends in global pay worldwide and for specific countries and regions, and it analyzes components of salary and compensation, including gender, status, designation, and other compensation. It also compares information across employer and employee variables. Charts provide summaries of the trends in salaries since 2008. Readers will find information about other variables, such as length of average workweek and number of days of vacation.

Online Salary Calculator

Using data from the 2012 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report, Learning Solutions Magazine has created the official online version of the Guild Research Salary Calculator. Use the calculator below to compute and compare baseline salaries for your own situation, then download the report to explore the data in greater detail.

About The eLearning Guild

The eLearning Guild is the oldest source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, The Guild produces conferences, online events, eBooks, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine  – all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings.

The Guild’s goal is to create a place where learning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry – and better learning experiences – for everyone.

For more information about membership levels and benefits, and to join The eLearning Guild, see the Membership Overview on our Web site.

 


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Love the calculator and the article is well written, as usual. The only factor I think is glaringly missing is how long the respondent has been in the e-learning (or even just any kind of training) biz. Surely an experienced pro would/should earn more than an entry-level person, no?
I agree - 25 years' experience vs. one would certainly make a difference. It seems like last year's calculator had many more variables to give a more realistic calculation.
The data in the report came from the responses of Guild members to a survey, and the calculator is based on that data. The survey did not require a response to every item, and a large number of the respondents did not respond to the item on years of experience -- enough so that it would have skewed the calculations had the responses we did obtain been used. Consequently, the researcher decided to leave experience out this year. The other data in the report (and driving the calculator) was sufficiently complete as to not bias the averages. While it is not ideal to leave out the effect of experience, at least this puts everyone on the same basis when considering the results. Those who have less experience in eLearning should regard the salary figure they see from the calculator as being somewhat high for their situation. Those with many years of experience (say 10 or more years) should understand that the result they will get will be somewhat low for someone in their position. To correct this in future surveys, experience will be a required response.
Thank you for annually providing this survey!! What about non-profit vs. for-profit? Does this survey at all take into consideration the business structure of the organization?
Non-profit is a variable within the survey, report, and calculator. It is a separate industry listing.
Thank you for publishing this calculate...it's always interesting to see how I compare to others who are doing something similar. Obviously, it would help to know the difference for experience levels...otherwise, great job!
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