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Documentation Manager Salary

The majority of Documentation Managers in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $40K to $114K per year, and the median is $72K annually. Total incomes of Documentation Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $40K and $114K. For the most part, Documentation Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,398 - $109,531
(Median)
$42K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,283
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$12.10 - $51.02
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$51
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,398 - $109,531  
   
Bonus
$102.41 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $5,918  
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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$39,862 - $114,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $51.02  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $45.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$102.41 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $5,918  
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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$39,862 - $114,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Technical Writer. The average pay for a Technical Writer is $54K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Documentation Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 25 percent, 17 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Documentation. 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.


Documentation Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Documentation Managers make a median salary of $84K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $94K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries



National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 25%

Project Management
up arrow 17%



National Average
$70,000

Documentation
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%