Content Manager Salary

For Content Managers, yearly average wages total $55K annually. Total cash compensation for Content Managers runs from $34K to $86K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more female Content Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Job satisfaction for Content Managers is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,126 - $84,596
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$35K
$55K
$85K
MEDIAN: $55,025
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$12.41 - $32.58
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,126 - $84,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,986  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,483  
Commission
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,679 - $85,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 849
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $32.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,986  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,483  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,679 - $85,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Content Manager

Content managers work with creative personnel and freelancers to establish and maintain creative materials used by a website, a marketing campaign, media aggregator, or similar entity that offers content. Their work includes editing for appropriateness of tone, style, and subject matter. Because many content managers work for web media sites, they usually review not only written suggestions, but also video and sound content (such as podcasts). They may even be used for input on the layout and graphic presentation of the site itself.

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Content Manager Tasks

  • Update content in accordance with emerging targets, usability goals, and performance metrics.
  • Edit and apply style rules to content, and ensure compliance with disclosure policies and other rules.
  • Create and oversee content, including marketing and communications deliverables.
  • Guide subject matter experts in writing and presenting materials.

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Popular Skills for Content Manager


Content Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Media / Public Relations, People Management, Technical Writing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Adobe Photoshop as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Email Marketing and Graphic Design also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Editing also know Web Content Management and Project Management. Those familiar with Content Management also tend to know Project Management and Web Content Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Content Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Content Managers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. On average, Content Managers make $76K following one to two decades on the job. Content Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,988

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Content Managers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Content Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+17 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Content Managers in Denver earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (13 percent lower) and Austin (11 percent lower).

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What is it like working as a Content Manager?

Content Manager in Gaithersburg:
"Proud."
Pros: Helping customers ,also happy what I do working around people and helping to resolve there questions and worries.
Cons: None.

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Experience Affects Content Manager Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 19%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$54,000

Content Management
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Web Content Management
up arrow 3%


up arrow 6%



Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 15%

Graphic Design
up arrow 20%

Email Marketing
up arrow 24%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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