Document Control Specialist Salary

Document Control Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $17.92 per hour on average. Total cash compensation for Document Control Specialists runs from $29K to $63K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Document Control Specialists survey respondents are women (78 percent). For the most part, Document Control Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$12.76 - $26.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,230 - $68,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,168  
Profit Sharing
$197.74 - $5,250  
Total Pay (?
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$28,542 - $62,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 587
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $26.10  
   
Overtime
$18.22 - $37.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,168  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.74 - $5,250  
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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$28,542 - $62,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,007
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Job Description for Document Control Specialist

Document control specialists serve as quality-control specialists for the literature a company releases to the public. These documents may include policies, manuals, user guides, and forms. Document control specialists primarily work in industries such as engineering or pharmaceutical manufacturing, where they fine-tune literature and manuals that the company releases to simplify the language and/or create clear instructions. They are often part of a technical writing team and are responsible for consistency, accuracy, and ability to be understood.

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Document Control Specialist Tasks

  • Organize the routing of documents throughout the process from conceptualization, approvals, distribution to filing.
  • Monitor the distribution and reconciliation of process or reference documents.
  • Establish and maintain the documentation control system/log.
  • Process documents for revision and approval.
  • Create, review and revise documentation procedure according to standard operating procedures.

Common Career Paths for Document Control Specialist


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Document Control Specialists sometimes assume positions such as Document Control Managers. That role pays $58K per year on average. However, it's more common for Document Control Specialists to move into roles as Document Control Supervisors or Documentation Specialists.

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Popular Skills for Document Control Specialist


Document Control Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Auditing, Documentation, Document Preparation, and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Document Management also know Adobe PDF and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Document Control Specialist

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


For Document Control Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Document Control Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $50K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Document Control Specialists, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Document Control Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Fremont (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), and Phoenix (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Salt Lake City (11 percent lower) and San Antonio (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Document Control Specialist Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Document Control Specialist Salaries

Auditing
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Documentation
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Document Preparation
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Writing Procedures & Documentation
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Document Management
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Document Review and Distribution
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Microsoft Office
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Adobe PDF
0%

National Average
$42,000

Data Entry
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Microsoft Excel
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Image Processing
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 253 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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