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Documentation Specialist Salary (United States)

A Documentation Specialist earns an average salary of $46,521 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job.
Documentation Specialist Salary (?
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$30,349 - $70,346
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MEDIAN: $46,520
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Documentation Specialist Salary (?
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$12.41 - $25.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,349 - $70,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,448  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,848  
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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$28,119 - $65,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$14.59 - $35.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,448  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,848  
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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$28,119 - $65,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
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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 by Experience Level for Documentation Specialist

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Charlotte
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Phoenix
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Boston
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Dallas
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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$41,000
Nashville
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Denver
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Minneapolis
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Oklahoma City
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Experience Affects Documentation Specialist Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Documentation Specialist Salaries

Document Preparation
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$41,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 17%