Document Control Manager Salary
Document Control Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly more than half of Document Control Managers. Salaries average out to around $64K per year and spread from $37K to $104K per year. Location and experience level 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 report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Document Control Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.
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Popular Skills for Document Control Manager
Survey results suggest that Document Control Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Records Management, Document Management, Document Review and Distribution, 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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Document Control Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $51K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Document Control Managers make a median salary of $69K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Document Control Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 53 percent above the national average. Document Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+18 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average.
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