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Knowledge Manager Salary

Median pay for Knowledge Managers in the United States is around $76K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Most Knowledge Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Knowledge Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,772 - $110,175
(Median)
$46K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,785
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$10.07 - $56.62
(Median)
$10
$23
$57
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,772 - $110,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,151  
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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$46,405 - $112,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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 - $10,151  
   
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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$46,405 - $112,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 report a focused set of job 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.


For Knowledge Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $66K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $77K on average. Knowledge Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. Knowledge Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $98K.

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Experience Affects Knowledge Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Knowledge Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 4%
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