Content Manager Salary

Content Managers in the United States pull down an average of $55K annually. In the world of Content Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $85K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $15K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more female Content Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,434 - $83,713

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$12.85 - $31.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,434 - $83,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,963  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $14,899  
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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$33,701 - $85,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 716
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $31.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.71  
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 - $9,963  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $14,899  
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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$33,701 - $85,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 wield many skills on the job. 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 Graphic Design also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Web Content Management. Most people who know Content Management also know 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Content Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. For Content Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $77K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Content Managers, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Content Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+17 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (15 percent lower) and Miami (13 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

Late-Career
up arrow 41%



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 19%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$54,000

Content Management
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Web Content Management
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 4%




Graphic Design
up arrow 13%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 17%

Email Marketing
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 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
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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