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Documentation Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Documentation Manager is $70,999 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Technical Writing, People Management, and Writing Procedures & Documentation.
Documentation Manager Salary (?
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$40,844 - $106,711
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MEDIAN: $70,999
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Documentation Manager Salary (?
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$11.97 - $50.44
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$40,844 - $106,711  
   
Bonus
$100.22 - $12,164  
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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$38,799 - $111,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.22 - $12,164  
   
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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$38,799 - $111,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Documentation Manager

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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$66,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 33%
People Management
up arrow 33%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 25%
Project Management
up arrow 5%
National Average
$66,000
Documentation
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%