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 $39K to $111K per year, median earnings come to $72K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Documentation Managers making up 71 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Documentation Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,919 - $107,379
$47K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,273
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$13.04 - $61.14
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$61
MEDIAN: $21.36
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,919 - $107,379  
   
Bonus
$650 - $13,841  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
Total Pay (?
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$39,453 - $111,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $61.14  
   
Overtime
$30.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$650 - $13,841  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$39,453 - $111,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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 $54K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Survey results imply that Documentation Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Lucky workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Document Management and Technical Writing are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 19 percent and 25 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Documentation. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in 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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $55K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $63K. Documentation Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $91K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Documentation Manager

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries



National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

People Management
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Document Management
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National Average
$70,000


Documentation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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