Documentation Manager Salary

Documentation Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up two-thirds of Documentation Managers. Pay fluctuates from $41K to $123K per year, but expected earnings average $76K per year. Final cash compensation to Documentation Managers varies from around $41K to approximately $123K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $13K and $6K, respectively. Experience level 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 a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than half of Documentation Managers (68 percent) survey participants are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,619 - $118,192
(Median)
$47K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,275
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$12.70 - $59.16
(Median)
$13
$22
$59
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,619 - $118,192  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $13,213  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,980  
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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$41,092 - $123,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $59.16  
   
Overtime
$1.24 - $46.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$102.13 - $13,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,980  
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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$41,092 - $123,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 who take a Technical Writer role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Technical Writers is usually $54K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Documentation Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Technical Writing, and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 15 percent and 19 percent. Documentation, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Writing Procedures & Documentation.

Pay by Experience Level for Documentation Manager

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


For many Documentation Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $50K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Documentation Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $94K.

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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries



National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%


Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 19%



Document Management
up arrow 13%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Documentation
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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