Document Control Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $64K per year on average but can range from $35K to $105K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Document Control Managers making up 77 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$39,480 - $103,493
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$39K
$64K
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MEDIAN: $64,396
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$14.08 - $40.41
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,480 - $103,493  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,227  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,408 - $104,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.08 - $40.41  
   
Overtime
$25.17 - $59.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,227  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$35,408 - $104,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Document Control Manager

Document control managers oversee document management systems for an organization, They manage the accuracy and integrity of business documents throughout the document life cycle, which includes filing, archiving, retrieving, purging, and destroying. In larger organizations, document control managers may supervise a team of document control specialists and file clerks. Document control managers must maintain internal and legal privacy rules, as they may encounter confidential and sensitive information through the course of their work. They must be proficient with scanning equipment and software applications, as document management systems increasingly involve scanning and electronic archiving. Document control managers typically work in an office environment, specifically in an office and file room, during regular business hours.

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Document Control Manager Tasks

  • Create and maintain master documents and procedures for altering documents and their properties.
  • Manage day-to-day and strategic plan for document review, approval, archival, and quality control.
  • Own, document, and review the documentation process, including compliance and control.
  • Develop in person and written training materials and protocols for specific user types.

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Popular Skills for Document Control Manager


Document Control Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Document Review and Distribution and Records Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Document Preparation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Document Management tend to be well versed in Adobe Acrobat.

Pay by Experience Level for Document Control Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $60K. For Document Control Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $75K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,580

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

For those looking to make money, Document Control Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Document Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average.

Document Control Manager Advice

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

Document Control Manager in Tucson:
"Regulations."
Ensure you fully understand the required regulations required for the company you are managing document systems for. It will help you ensure that your company is staying in compliance as necessary.

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Experience Affects Document Control Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Document Control Manager Salaries

Document Review and Distribution
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Records Management
up arrow 9%

Document Management
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National Average
$63,000


Adobe Acrobat
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Document Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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