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Content Manager Salary

Average Content Managers in the United States make around $55K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $14K, overall incomes of Content Managers spread between $34K and $86K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Content Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Content Managers (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,425 - $84,136
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,877
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90%

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$12.98 - $32.67
(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
$34,425 - $84,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,091  
Profit Sharing
$369.99 - $13,809  
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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$33,641 - $86,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 647
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $32.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.81  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$369.99 - $13,809  
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).
)
$33,641 - $86,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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. Copywriting and Graphic Design also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Content Management also tend to know Editing and Web Content Management. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Web Content Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Content Manager

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $63K. On average, Content Managers make $77K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $76K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Content Managers in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Content Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Portland and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

Content Manager Reviews

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.

Related Job Salaries

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Experience Affects Content Manager Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 40%


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 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%


Graphic Design
up arrow 13%


Email Marketing
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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