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Documentation Manager Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Documentation Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Documentation Managers is $73K per year and can range from $41K on the lower end to $115K per year near the higher end. Overall cash earnings for Documentation Managers stretch from $41K on the lower end to $115K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$43,268 - $110,352
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$43K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,003
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$12.82 - $51.12
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$13
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$51
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,268 - $110,352  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $13,315  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $6,040  
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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$41,443 - $115,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $51.12  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $45.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$103.04 - $13,315  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $6,040  
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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$41,443 - $115,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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 deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Technical Writer. That position usually brings in $54K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Documentation Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Project Management, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 21 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Documentation. Most people familiar with 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. For Documentation Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $94K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries



National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 23%

Project Management
up arrow 21%



National Average
$71,000

Documentation
up arrow 18%

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
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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