Median pay for Knowledge Managers in the United States is around $70K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,842 - $112,014  
   
Bonus
$1,517 - $10,750  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
Total Pay (?
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$45,679 - $113,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.52  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,517 - $10,750  
   
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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$45,679 - $113,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Project Management, Knowledge Management, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Knowledge Management also tend to know Technical Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Knowledge Manager

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $65K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $77K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $97K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $93K.

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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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Experience Affects Knowledge Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Knowledge Manager Salaries

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 10%


Knowledge Management
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$72,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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