A Documentation Specialist earns an average salary of $45,774 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 Total Pay (?
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$29,783 - $68,997
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MEDIAN: $45,773
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Documentation Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.34 - $25.70
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,783 - $68,997  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,642  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,872  
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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$27,740 - $65,688  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 934
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $25.70  
   
Overtime
$15.68 - $36.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,642  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,872  
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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$27,740 - $65,688  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 934
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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
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$42,000
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Experience Affects Documentation Specialist Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Documentation Specialist Salaries

Document Preparation
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$42,000
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%
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