Documentation Manager Salary

The majority of Documentation Managers in the United States — just below two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $41K to $119K per year, and the median is $73K per year. In the world of Documentation Managers, overall income ranges from $41K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Documentation Managers is high.

$43,475 - $112,657
(Median)
$43K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,853
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$12.72 - $53.11
(Median)
$13
$23
$53
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,475 - $112,657  
   
Bonus
$243.61 - $13,685  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,020  
Total Pay (?
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$41,443 - $118,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $53.11  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $45.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$243.61 - $13,685  
   
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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$41,443 - $118,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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As Documentation Managers transition into upper-level roles like Technical Writer, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Technical Writers will usually earn $54K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Survey takers who work as Documentation Managers report a focused set of job 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, 14 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Documentation Managers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average 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 32%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 23%

Project Management
up arrow 14%



National Average
$72,000

Documentation
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
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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