Content Manager Salary

Content Managers in the United States pull down an average of $55K per year. Total cash earnings of Content Managers range from $34K on the low end to $86K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $14K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Content Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Female Content Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,467 - $83,730
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $55,233
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$12.90 - $32.99
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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
$34,467 - $83,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,071  
Profit Sharing
$367.45 - $13,906  
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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$33,896 - $86,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 638
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $32.99  
   
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 - $10,071  
   
Profit Sharing
$367.45 - $13,906  
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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$33,896 - $86,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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 wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Media / Public Relations, Project Management, Web Content Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Email Marketing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Copywriting and Graphic Design also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Content Management tend to be well versed in Editing and Web Content Management. Skill sets containing Project Management also tend to include Web Content Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Content Manager

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $64K. For Content Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $75K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Content Managers, Minneapolis offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Content Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (16 percent less) and Austin (12 percent less).

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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 37%


National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 18%


National Average
$55,000

Content Management
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 7%


Graphic Design
up arrow 14%


Email Marketing
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%