Document Control Specialist Salary

The average Document Control Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $18.01 per hour. In the world of Document Control Specialists, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $64K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $7K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Document Control Specialists making up 78 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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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
$18
$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.

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Document Control Specialists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Document Control Manager. The average Document Control Manager brings home $59K per year. Becoming a Document Control Supervisor or a Documentation Specialist is often the next step for a Document Control 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 all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc — the median salary there is $55K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $41K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $78K.

Popular Skills for Document Control Specialist


Document Control Specialists seem to wield many skills on the job. 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. For most people, competency in Document Management indicates knowledge of 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.


Document Control Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $38K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. Document Control Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $48K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Document Control Specialist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,649

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With a pay rate for Document Control Specialists that is 23 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Document Control Specialists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+20 percent), Phoenix (+19 percent), Irvine (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas. Workers in San Antonio and Salt Lake City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 11 percent less, 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
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Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 5%

Documentation
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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
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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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