Entry-Level Content Manager Salary

Entry-Level Content Managers take home approximately $49K per year on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Content Managers. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Entry-Level Content Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,938 - $70,105
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,520
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50%
90%

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$12.04 - $25.93
(Median)
$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,938 - $70,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,877  
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$30,629 - $70,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 534
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $25.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.81  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,877  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
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).
)
$30,629 - $70,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,411

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Content Managers, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Content Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+24 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, St. Louis Entry-Level Content Managers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Denver and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

Content Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Content Manager in Melbourne:
Stay up to date with current technology. Ensure you address customer needs not just shove new technology on them.

Content Manager in Atlanta:
"Be More Aggressive."
Step out more with your ideas. Don't let the people 'in charge' have all the say.

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Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries

Project Management
0%

National Average
$47,000

Content Management
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Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Web Content Management
up arrow 4%


Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 7%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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