A Documentation Specialist earns an average wage of $16.53 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Quality Assurance / Quality Control, HTML, Technical Writing, and Auditing.
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$31,185 - $68,698
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$31K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,635
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$12.25 - $24.22
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$12
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,185 - $68,698  
   
Bonus
$292.33 - $5,939  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
Commission
$2,850  
Total Pay (?
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$28,045 - $61,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $24.22  
   
Overtime
$18.28 - $34.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$292.33 - $5,939  
   
Commission
$2,850  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$28,045 - $61,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 421
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Job Description for Documentation Specialist

A documentation specialist normally works with a company that requires the maintenance of an extensive amount of written communication, policy briefs, records and systems specifications or manuals. This is typically an office-based job, and one that requires an individual to have excellent organizational skills.

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Documentation Specialist Tasks

  • Confirm that all submitted documentation is accurate and complete.
  • Review site policies, operating procedures, work instructions and forms for format consistency.
  • Maintain revision control and tracking for controlled documents.
  • Review documents and written external communication for format, consistency and compliance with existing procedures.
  • Train staff on document control policies and procedures.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,327

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Documentation Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Documentation Specialist?

Documentation Specialist in Tulsa:
"Great Challenging Position."
Pros: I love the searching for the correct documentation, it is so satisfying to get every piece of the correct documentation to bill a claim.
Cons: Annoying co-worker that is everyone's nightmare.

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Experience Affects Documentation Specialist Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Documentation Specialist Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 23%

HTML
up arrow 23%


Auditing
up arrow 13%



Editing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$40,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Document Management
up arrow 4%

Typing
up arrow 16%

Data Entry
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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