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Knowledge Manager Salary

An average Knowledge Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $75K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Knowledge Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Knowledge Managers (51 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,483 - $110,231
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$45K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,876
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$10.30 - $55.27
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,483 - $110,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,151  
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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$46,013 - $112,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $55.27  
   
Overtime
$27.96 - $49.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,151  
   
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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$46,013 - $112,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Knowledge Management, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Aptitude in Knowledge Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Knowledge Manager

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


For many Knowledge Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $67K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $76K. Knowledge Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $93K. 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 30%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 4%

Knowledge Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$76,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 4%