Documentation Specialist Salary

A Documentation Specialist earns an average salary of $47,565 per year. 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 and Technical Writing.
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$31,127 - $71,759
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,565
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$12.33 - $25.78
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$12
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$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,127 - $71,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,899  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $4,748  
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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$28,534 - $66,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 596
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $25.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.54 - $34.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $4,748  
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).
)
$28,534 - $66,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 551
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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

National Average: $41,397

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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
$41,000


Skills That Affect Documentation Specialist Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 22%



Auditing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 2%

Document Review and Distribution
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Document Management
up arrow 5%

Typing
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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