Document Control Specialist Salary

Earnings for Document Control Specialists in the United States come in at around $18.50 per hour on average. Total cash earnings of Document Control Specialists range from $30K on the low end to $66K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $4K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Document Control Specialists survey respondents are women (78 percent). Work is enjoyable for Document Control Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$34,934 - $73,587
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MEDIAN: $49,224
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$13.27 - $27.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,934 - $73,587  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $5,002  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $4,085  
Total Pay (?
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$30,143 - $65,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 417
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.27 - $27.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$20.39 - $41.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$300.00 - $5,002  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $4,085  
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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$30,143 - $65,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 814

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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

  • Create, review and revise documentation procedure according to standard operating procedures.
  • Train staff on document control processes and procedures.
  • Process, distribute, and maintain controlled documentation using a document control system.
  • Process documents for revision and approval.
  • Organize the routing of documents throughout the process from conceptualization, approvals, distribution to filing.

Common Career Paths for Document Control Specialist


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Document Control Specialists who transition into a Document Control Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $60K per year. Document Control Supervisors or Quality Assurance Specialists are common next-step roles for Document Control Specialists moving up in their careers; annual pay for Document Control Supervisors is $8K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Quality Assurance Specialists.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Document Control Specialist


Dominating the field, Technip Usa, Inc., Quidel Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Chicago Bridge and Iron, and Stryker Corp. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Document Control Specialists. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc offers the most; Document Control Specialists earn $61K on average there.

Popular Skills for Document Control Specialist


Document Control Specialists report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Auditing, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Document Management, and Document Review and Distribution are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Document Preparation, Microsoft Word, and Data Management. The majority of those who know Document Management also know Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Adobe PDF. A tool kit that includes Microsoft Office also typically contains Adobe PDF and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Document Control Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Document Control Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Document Control Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 624 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Document Control Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 389 salaries. An experienced Document Control Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 306 salaries. A Document Control Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 117 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

▲42%

▲38%

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▼-11%

National Average: $42,345

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For Document Control Specialists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Document Control Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+38 percent), Sunnyvale (+23 percent), Houston (+21 percent), and Irvine (+20 percent). Charlotte is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Tulsa (10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Document Control Specialist Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Document Control Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Document Control Specialist Salaries

▲26%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$42,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Document Control Specialist Salaries

Auditing
▲8%



Document Review and Distribution
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

▼2%






▼6%


Data Management
▼7%


Document Preparation
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%
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