Documentation Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $73K per year, but may range from $36K to $114K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Women make up the majority of Documentation Managers (69 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Documentation Managers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,243 - $109,052
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$48K
$73K
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MEDIAN: $73,335
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$12.99 - $60.66
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,243 - $109,052  
   
Bonus
$795 - $13,580  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
Total Pay (?
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$36,065 - $114,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $60.66  
   
Overtime
$22.56 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$795 - $13,580  
   
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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$36,065 - $114,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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 experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Technical Writer position, where pay tends to be around $54K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Survey results show that Documentation Managers use a fair number of skills. Lucky workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Project Management and Document Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 17 percent and 23 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Documentation and Writing Procedures & Documentation. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of 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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $54K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $63K. On average, Documentation Managers make $79K following one to two decades on the job. Documentation Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $94K.

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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries



National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%


Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 23%



Document Management
up arrow 17%

National Average
$71,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 4%

Documentation
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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