Document Control Specialist Salary

The average Document Control Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $18.01 per hour. Total cash compensation to Document Control Specialists approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $64K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $4K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Document Control Specialists making up 78 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,944 - $70,983
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,467
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$12.78 - $26.35
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$13
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$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,944 - $70,983  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,895  
Profit Sharing
$199.11 - $7,096  
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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$28,753 - $64,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 626
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $26.35  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $38.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,895  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.11 - $7,096  
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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$28,753 - $64,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,087
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Document Control Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. A Document Control Specialist may also move into a role as a Document Control Supervisor or a Documentation Specialist.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Document Control Specialist


Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Technip Usa, Inc., Quidel Corporation, Chicago Bridge and Iron, and Stryker Corp. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Document Control Specialists. Document Control Specialists flock to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $55K lead the pack in compensation; however, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $41K at one end to $78K at the other end.

Popular Skills for Document Control Specialist


Document Control Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Auditing, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Documentation, and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Document Preparation, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,649

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Document Control Specialists will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Document Control Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+20 percent), Phoenix (+19 percent), Irvine (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 13 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Salt Lake City (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Document Control Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Document Control Specialist?

Document Control Specialist in Mansfield:
Pros: Working with documents only, little to no customer interaction. This allows me to focus more on document details.

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Experience Affects Document Control Specialist Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Document Control Specialist Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 18%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 5%

Documentation
up arrow 2%

Document Management
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Microsoft Office
0%

Document Review and Distribution
0%

National Average
$42,000

Adobe PDF
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Image Processing
up arrow 3%

Document Preparation
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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