Documentation Manager Salary

With just below two-thirds of Documentation Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $42K to $119K per year and averages out to $73K annually. Final cash compensation to Documentation Managers varies from around $42K to approximately $119K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $6K, respectively. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Documentation Managers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,544 - $112,527
(Median)
$44K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,063
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$12.91 - $52.37
(Median)
$13
$24
$52
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,544 - $112,527  
   
Bonus
$245.66 - $13,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,020  
Total Pay (?
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$41,606 - $118,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $52.37  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $45.33  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$245.66 - $13,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,020  
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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$41,606 - $118,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Documentation Manager

Documentation managers are responsible for managing all tasks related to documentation for their organization. This includes both the creation and maintenance of all documents. They ensure that all documentation meets the company’s needs and standards, as well as define and track all documentation metrics. Documentation managers typically work in an office environment, sometimes with the opportunity to telecommute. Documentation managers generally work full time during regular business hours. They mostly work independently, though they are responsible for consulting with various teams throughout the company to ensure continuity. Some companies have a documentation team, in which case the documentation manager oversees their work. In any case, documentation managers should possess the ability to mentor and lead others.

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Documentation Manager Tasks

  • Report on security, users, access, and data quality of documents and records.
  • Standardize data and records through remediation as well as changing organizational policy.
  • Analyze and improve overall query and storage systems.
  • Lead and implement document and records management systems, from initiation to end user delivery.
  • Resolve comments, questions, and formatting issues in documentation.

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Documentation Managers' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Technical Writer. The typical income for a Technical Writer is $54K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Documentation Managers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Project Management, and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 15 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Documentation. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Writing Procedures & Documentation.

Pay by Experience Level for Documentation Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Documentation Managers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. Documentation Managers bring in $85K after working for 10 to 20 years. Documentation Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $95K.

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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries



National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 23%

Project Management
up arrow 15%



National Average
$72,000

Documentation
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%
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