Documentation Manager Salary

Documentation Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $34K to $109K per year, median earnings come to $73K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Documentation Managers survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of Documentation Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,035 - $105,419
$48K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,765
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$13.01 - $59.49
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$59
MEDIAN: $19.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,035 - $105,419  
   
Bonus
$964 - $10,342  
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
Total Pay (?
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$34,448 - $108,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $59.49  
   
Overtime
$30.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$964 - $10,342  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
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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$34,448 - $108,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

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

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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 $55K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Documentation Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Lucky workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Technical Writing and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 19 percent and 23 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Documentation. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in Writing Procedures & Documentation.

Pay by Experience Level for Documentation Manager

Pay by Experience for a Documentation Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Documentation Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Documentation Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Documentation Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 73 salaries. A Documentation Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Documentation Manager

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries

▲24%

▲14%

National Average
$71,000

▼16%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries


People Management
▲23%


Document Management
▲17%


National Average
$71,000

Documentation
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 4%