Content Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Content Manager is $56,263 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Content Manager Total Pay (?
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$34,434 - $88,293
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56,262
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Content Manager Total Pay (?
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$12.44 - $36.84
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,434 - $88,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,011  
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $5,042  
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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$33,605 - $91,127  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 491
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $36.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $5,042  
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).
)
$33,605 - $91,127  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 491
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Content Manager

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Minneapolis
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Phoenix
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Washington
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Seattle
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Portland
up arrow 8%
National Average
$56,000
Austin
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Dallas
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Denver
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Experience Affects Content Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries

National Average
$56,000
Editing
up arrow 4%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%
Copywriting
up arrow 10%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 12%
Email Marketing
up arrow 14%
Technical Writing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%
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