Knowledge Manager Salary

Knowledge Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $76K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women Knowledge Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,432 - $111,384
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$45K
$76K
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MEDIAN: $76,061
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$10.07 - $56.62
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$57
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,432 - $111,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Total Pay (?
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$46,230 - $113,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $56.62  
   
Overtime
$32.26 - $50.05  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
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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$46,230 - $113,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Knowledge Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Knowledge Management, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is not unusual for someone who knows Knowledge Management to be familiar with Project Management as well.

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. The average inexperienced worker earns $66K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $77K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $99K.

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Experience Affects Knowledge Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Knowledge Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 4%
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