Knowledge Manager Salary

The average Knowledge Manager in the United States earns approximately $74K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Knowledge Managers is high. Men make up a slight majority of Knowledge Managers (51 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too.

$45,334 - $111,062
(Median)
$45K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,906
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$10.21 - $55.79
(Median)
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$23
$56
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,334 - $111,062  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $11,735  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
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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$45,243 - $112,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $55.79  
   
Overtime
$33.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $11,735  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
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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$45,243 - $112,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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 indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Project Management, and Knowledge Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Knowledge Management and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Knowledge Manager

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


For many Knowledge Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $77K. Knowledge Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $93K. 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 $95K.

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Experience Affects Knowledge Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 5%

National Average
$75,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Knowledge Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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