Knowledge Manager Salary

An average Knowledge Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $70K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. More than half of Knowledge Managers (62 percent) survey participants are women. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Knowledge Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$48,798 - $111,854
$49K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,138
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90%

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$22.60 - $50.05
$30
MEDIAN: $30.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,798 - $111,854  
   
Bonus
$986 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
Total Pay (?
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$48,836 - $113,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$986 - $10,304  
   
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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$48,836 - $113,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Knowledge Manager


Knowledge Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Project Management, Technical Writing, and Knowledge Management are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Knowledge Management are also skilled in Technical Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Knowledge Manager

Pay by Experience for a Knowledge Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Knowledge Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Knowledge Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Knowledge Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 60 salaries. A Knowledge Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,245

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Knowledge Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 47 percent greater than the national average. Knowledge Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+39 percent), Chicago (+33 percent), Washington (+24 percent), and San Francisco (+7 percent).

Knowledge Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Knowledge Manager?

Knowledge Manager in San Francisco:
"Uncovered latent talents at M Squared."
Pros: The people I work for have helped me discover and develop my talents. They gave me really important and meaningful work to do and supported my efforts.
Cons: Nothing. This is a great situation for me.

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Key Stats for Knowledge Manager

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Knowledge Manager Salaries

▲38%

▲29%

▲10%

National Average
$71,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
▲11%


Technical Writing
▲2%


National Average
$71,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%