In this annual Guild Research report, the 2015 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report, Sharon Vipond and Janet Clarey examine trends in pay for eLearning professionals. The data is broken out by region and includes variables such as industry segment, company size, employee designation, years of experience, job-focus area, education level, and gender.

The average global base salary is up 2.5 percent from last year, and the average base US salary is up 2.7 percent. In the US, salaries vary substantially between metropolitan areas: In the San Francisco Bay Area, the average salary is $101,410, compared with $65,249 in the Detroit metropolitan area.

The report includes a link to The eLearning Guild’s salary calculator, which allows users to compute and compare baseline salaries for their own situations. New to the report this year are a number of features and resources, including leading practice guidelines, tools, references, and other important resources. And if your salary doesn’t measure up, the report also includes an action plan.

The report is based on the responses of 5,127 The eLearning Guild members, who provided their salary and compensation information as part of their membership data.