Knowledge Manager Salary

Average Knowledge Managers in the United States make around $76K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Knowledge Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage.

$45,256 - $111,552
(Median)
$45K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,338
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90%

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$10.07 - $56.62
(Median)
$10
$23
$57
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,256 - $111,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,351  
Total Pay (?
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$46,138 - $113,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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 - $10,351  
   
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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$46,138 - $113,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Survey takers who work as 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Knowledge Managers. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $77K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $92K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $99K.

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Experience Affects Knowledge Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Knowledge Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

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: 79% employee benefits None: 4%
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