Content Manager Salary

Median pay for Content Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K per year. In the world of Content Managers, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $86K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. More than half of Content Managers (64 percent) survey participants are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,323 - $83,949
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,694
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$12.88 - $32.53
(Median)
$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
$34,323 - $83,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,048  
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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$33,574 - $85,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 705
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $32.53  
   
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 - $10,048  
   
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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$33,574 - $85,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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 Graphic Design also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Content Management also know Editing and Web Content Management. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Web Content Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Content Manager

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $47K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. Content Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $77K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Content Managers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Content Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+14 percent), Atlanta (+13 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. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and Miami (14 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 41%


National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 19%


National Average
$54,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Content Management
up arrow 2%

Web Content Management
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

up arrow 5%




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 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
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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