Document Control Manager Salary

With a little over a half of Document Control Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Document Control Managers is $64K annually and can range from $36K on the lower end to $102K per year near the higher end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Document Control Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Document Control Managers (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,696 - $103,561

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$13.78 - $41.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,696 - $103,561  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,128  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $3,052  
Total Pay (?
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$35,554 - $101,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $41.55  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $42.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$590 - $3,052  
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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$35,554 - $101,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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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Professional skills reported by Document Control Managers are few in number. Records Management and Document Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $46K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $55K on average. For Document Control Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. Document Control Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Document Control Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Document Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+20 percent). Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent.

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Experience Affects Document Control Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Document Control Manager Salaries

Records Management
up arrow 16%


National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 13%
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