Content Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Content Manager is $55,587 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Content Manager Salary (?
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$34,742 - $86,480
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $55,587
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Content Manager Salary (?
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$12.50 - $34.20
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,742 - $86,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,914  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $4,958  
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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$34,417 - $88,865  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 488
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $34.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,914  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $4,958  
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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$34,417 - $88,865  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

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Washington
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Phoenix
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Atlanta
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$55,000
Austin
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Chicago
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Portland
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Miami
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Experience Affects Content Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries

Content Management
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National Average
$55,000
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Social Media Marketing
up arrow 12%
Email Marketing
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Technical Writing
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Copywriting
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%
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