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Documentation Manager Salary

Just below two-thirds of Documentation Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $39K to $111K per year, and the average comes out to $71K per year. In the world of Documentation Managers, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $111K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Documentation Managers making up 72 percent.
$41,330 - $106,846
(Median)
$41K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,489
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$11.97 - $50.44
(Median)
$12
$24
$50
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,330 - $106,846  
   
Bonus
$101.86 - $10,351  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $5,960  
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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$39,209 - $111,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $50.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.86 - $10,351  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $5,960  
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).
)
$39,209 - $111,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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.

Common Career Paths for Documentation Manager


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For Documentation Managers, a move to the Technical Writer role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Technical Writers typically make $54K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Documentation Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Lucky workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Writing Procedures & Documentation and Technical Writing are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 16 percent and 27 percent. Documentation, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Documentation Managers. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $48K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $61K. Documentation Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $80K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $92K.

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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries



National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 27%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 16%

Technical Writing
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$70,000

Documentation
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%