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.

$38,575 - $102,118
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MEDIAN: $64,056
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$14.13 - $43.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,575 - $102,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,229  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$36,653 - $103,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $43.36  
   
Overtime
$21.38 - $67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,229  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$36,653 - $103,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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

  • 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

National Average: $61,982

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Document Control Manager

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Document Control Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Document Control Manager Salaries

Records Management
up arrow 10%


National Average
$62,000

Document Review and Distribution
up arrow 5%


Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 25%

Document Preparation
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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