Web Content Manager Salary

Web Content Managers in the United States can expect wages of $56K per year on average. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Most Web Content Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,931 - $79,564

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$10.78 - $39.04

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,931 - $79,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,528  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $3,000  
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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$30,732 - $81,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $39.04  
   
Overtime
$14.42 - $53.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,528  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $3,000  
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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$30,732 - $81,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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Job Description for Web Content Manager

The web content manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining the organization's website publication strategy. They help provide site visitors with interactive, satisfying experiences, applying industry standards and best practices to ensure that digital campaigns are cost-effective and return positive results. The web content manager manages digital publication work flows and the products of their contributors. They act as the authoritative source for digital content publication standards and policies.

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Web Content Manager Tasks

  • Gather user feedback for website improvement and enhancements.
  • Gather and research information that enhances the value of the site.
  • Write, edit, and develop web site content.
  • Work with marketing and graphics designers to insure consistency.

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Web Content Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Web Producer. Median pay for Web Producers is $53K.

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Popular Skills for Web Content Manager


Survey takers working as Web Content Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Office, HTML, and Web Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Graphic Design, Editing, and Social Media Marketing. Those educated in HTML tend to be well versed in Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Content Manager

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


For many Web Content Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. For Web Content Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $77K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Web Content Managers, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Web Content Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+36 percent), San Francisco (+34 percent), St. Louis (+24 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Web Content Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Web Content Managers in Denver bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. On the whole, employers pay 17 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Phoenix and Austin.

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What is it like working as a Web Content Manager?

Web Content Manager in Milwaukee:
"Fast Paced, Good Variety."
Pros: Love the variety this job provides. The job has ebbs and flows that allow me to utilize lots of different talents from artistic and writing to organization and technical configuration. It tends to be integrated into lots of other departments making my work meaningful.
Cons: Being one of few who have my expertise in my organization, there are times when deadlines overlap causing a sharp increase in stress and overtime. Additionally, most colleagues don't have a general understanding of the time or talent it takes to do my job. Because of this, there are, at times, unreasonable demands placed upon my role with few additional resources to support them.

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Experience Affects Web Content Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Web Content Manager Salaries


Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Web Content Management
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Content Management
0%

National Average
$54,000

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Web Marketing
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 4%



up arrow 9%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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