Documentation Manager Salary

Documentation Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $73K per year on average but can range from $42K to $119K per year. Total cash compensation for Documentation Managers runs from $42K to $119K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. 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. Most Documentation Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$44,320 - $112,397

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$12.72 - $53.11

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,320 - $112,397  
   
Bonus
$244.68 - $13,591  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,020  
Total Pay (?
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$42,114 - $118,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $53.11  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $45.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$244.68 - $13,591  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,020  
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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$42,114 - $118,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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Documentation Managers who move into a Technical Writer role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Technical Writers earn $54K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Survey results suggest that Documentation Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with People Management, Project Management, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Documentation. Those educated in Project Management tend to be well versed in 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $66K. For Documentation Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $95K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries



National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 22%

Project Management
up arrow 14%



National Average
$72,000

Documentation
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 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
35%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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