Content Manager Salary

Average Content Managers in the United States make around $54K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Content Managers spread between $34K and $83K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. There are more female Content Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Content Managers. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,263 - $83,177
$36K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,914
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$12.01 - $32.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,263 - $83,177  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $9,616  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
Commission
$1,965  
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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$33,990 - $83,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 680
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $32.07  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $45.62  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$202.73 - $9,616  
   
Commission
$1,965  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$33,990 - $83,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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

  • Create and oversee content, including marketing and communications deliverables.
  • Guide subject matter experts in writing and presenting materials.
  • 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.

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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 Strategic Marketing, Project Management, Web Content Management, and Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Adobe Photoshop as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Social Media Optimization and Graphic Design also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Content Management tend to be well versed in Project Management and Web Content Management. Most people who know Editing also know Web Content Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Content Manager

Pay by Experience for a Content Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Content Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 494 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Content Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 269 salaries. An experienced Content Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 145 salaries. A Content Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,758

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Content Managers, 37 percent above the national average. Content Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+31 percent), New York (+24 percent), Philadelphia (+20 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Content Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Content Managers in San Diego bring in salaries that are 33 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Miami and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Q: What is it like working as a Content Manager?

Content Manager in Chicago:
"Building Flow."
Pros: I love being free to complete projects that I think are needed, alongside projects assigned to me by my bosses. I have no leash, and am able to share ideas and see them come alive.
Cons: The commute sucks. An hour long drive is too much for me.

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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Key Stats for Content Manager

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Content Manager Salaries

▲58%

▲36%

▲13%

National Average
$53,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries



Web Content Management
▼0%

National Average
$53,000



▼3%


▼4%



Video Editing
▼10%




Adobe Photoshop
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%
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