Knowledge Manager Salary

Knowledge Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $75K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Knowledge Managers is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Women make up a slight majority of Knowledge Managers (51 percent) survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$46,126 - $110,615

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$10.07 - $56.62

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,126 - $110,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,229  
Total Pay (?
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$46,613 - $112,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $56.62  
   
Overtime
$32.26 - $50.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,229  
   
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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$46,613 - $112,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 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. Knowledge Management and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Knowledge Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Knowledge Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $64K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $92K in this role. Knowledge Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $99K on average.

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Experience Affects Knowledge Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 4%

Knowledge Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%
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