Document Control Manager Salary
Document Control Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent over one-half of Document Control Managers. Salaries average out to around $64K annually and spread from $36K to $104K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Document Control Managers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Document Control Managers making up 75 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$38,641 - $102,557|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $10,342|
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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).)
|$36,171 - $103,626|
|Hourly Rate||$13.99 - $38.44|
|Overtime||$21.38 - $67.50|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $10,342|
|Total Pay (||$36,171 - $103,626|
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.Read More...
No specific educational requirements is required for this profession, though each organization may impose its own degree requirements. Experience working with records management systems is desirable. A document control manager must be self-directed and possess a high level of attention to detail and accuracy. He or she must be able to monitor the larger document control systems and troubleshoot areas of inefficiency. Certain industries (such as construction, finance, and engineering) require the document control manager to be well versed in industry-specific terminology and have a comprehensive understanding of industry-relevant workflows and processes. Document control managers also must have a solid grasp of relevant regulations and understand legal implications of document storage and retention periods. They must possess excellent interpersonal skills, since they will likely coordinate with different departments and external stakeholders.
Document Control Manager Tasks
- Own, document, and review the documentation process, including compliance and control.
- Develop in person and written training materials and protocols for specific user types.
- 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.
Popular Skills for Document Control Manager
Document Control Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Records Management, Document Review and Distribution, Document Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Document Preparation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Document Management also know Adobe Acrobat.
Pay by Experience Level for Document Control Manager
Pay by Experience for a Document Control Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Document Control Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Document Control Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Document Control Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 112 salaries. A Document Control Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 44 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Document Control Managers, 54 percent above the national average. Document Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+20 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average.
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