Content Manager Salary

An average Content Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K per year. Total cash compensation for Content Managers runs from $33K to $86K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Content Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Content Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,282 - $83,995
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,503
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$12.85 - $32.63
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$13
$19
$33
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,282 - $83,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,063  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $14,795  
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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$33,388 - $86,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 693
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $32.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $14,795  
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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$33,388 - $86,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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 seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Media / Public Relations, Project Management, Data Analysis, and Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Email Marketing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Search Engine Optimization and Copywriting also typically command lower compensation. People who know Project Management usually also know Web Content Management. It is often found that people who know Content Management are also skilled in Editing and Web Content Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Content Manager

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $63K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Content Managers make a median salary of $78K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $77K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Content Managers in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Content Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+15 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Portland and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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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


Late-Career
up arrow 42%


National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 19%


Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$54,000

Content Management
up arrow 2%

Web Content Management
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%



Graphic Design
up arrow 13%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 18%

Email Marketing
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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