Knowledge Managers in the United States take home an average $69K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,170 - $110,780
$47K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,374
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$22.60 - $50.05
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$47,170 - $110,780  
   
Bonus
$1,482 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
Total Pay (?
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$47,390 - $112,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,482 - $10,213  
   
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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$47,390 - $112,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

  • 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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Popular Skills for Knowledge Manager


Knowledge Managers report a focused set of job 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

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


Knowledge Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $65K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $76K on average. On average, Knowledge Managers make $96K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $98K on average.

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
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Knowledge Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 12%


Technical Writing
up arrow 3%


National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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