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Knowledge Manager Salary

Knowledge Managers in the United States take home approximately $75K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$46,704 - $112,044
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MEDIAN: $75,307
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$14.18 - $54.39
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$46,704 - $112,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
Total Pay (?
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$46,362 - $113,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $54.39  
   
Overtime
$27.96 - $49.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
   
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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$46,362 - $113,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Knowledge Manager

A knowledge manager, a key figure within an organization, is responsible for storing, distributing, and managing information pertaining to the company and its effective operation. The main role of a knowledge manager is spread across a rather broad spectrum, but can be narrowed down to managing information assets. Their daily tasks generally consist of designing new knowledge distribution policies and disseminating that information via content management systems. These systems serve as a portal for other employees to use and take advantage of knowledge in the database, so keeping these information portals available to employees is vital to the success of the organization, though it is often an exclusively-internal mechanism.

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Knowledge Manager Tasks

  • Oversee content strategy, content schedules and business requirements gathering.
  • Internally advocate for and market knowledge tools and obtain buy-in and increased usage.
  • Interview and understand user needs, problems and concerns and create strategies to build content.
  • Communicate change management strategies and enforce policy adherence.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Knowledge Managers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Knowledge Management, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Employees educated in Knowledge Management are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Knowledge Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $66K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $76K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $93K in this role. Knowledge Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $102K.

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Experience Affects Knowledge Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Knowledge Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%