Documentation Specialist Salary

A Documentation Specialist earns an average wage of $16.71 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, Auditing, and Technical Writing.
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$31,477 - $66,714
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$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,667
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$12.30 - $24.91
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$0$66K
Salary $31,477 - $66,714
Bonus $492.25 - $5,215
Profit Sharing $1,500
Commission $2,850
Total Pay (?
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$28,188 - $60,704
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 389
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.30 - $24.91
Overtime $16.89 - $33.87
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $492.25 - $5,215
Commission $2,850
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$28,188 - $60,704
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 431

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Documentation Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Documentation Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Documentation Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 463 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Documentation Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 221 salaries. An experienced Documentation Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 186 salaries. A Documentation Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 75 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,426

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Documentation Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Documentation Specialist?

Documentation Specialist in Cincinnati:
Pros: I love getting docs from doctor offices to help clients get their durable medical equipment.
Cons: Not being able to work from home.

Documentation Specialist in Moraine:
"It is very tedious."
Pros: Being able to work overtime.
Cons: The pay.

Documentation Specialist in Rahway:
"Nice, but no benefits."
Pros: Easy, bosses are awesome,
Cons: Pay sucks, hours are arduous, no holdays, no vacations, no benefits. At least there is overtime.

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.

Documentation Specialist in Minneapolis:
"Challenging."
Pros: Working in an ERP system with a manufacturing environment with engineers.
Cons: Stubborn engineers that are always right.

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Key Stats for Documentation Specialist

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Documentation Specialist Salaries

▲28%

▲20%

▲10%

National Average
$40,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Documentation Specialist Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲23%

Auditing
▲13%



▲4%



Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

National Average
$40,000



Document Management
▼4%

Typing
▼14%

Loan Documents
▼16%

Data Entry
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 16%
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