The average salary for a Documentation Specialist in Canada is C$46,206.
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Job Description for Documentation Specialist
A documentation specialist normally works with a company that requires the maintenance of an extensive amount of written communication, policy briefs, records and systems specifications or manuals. This is typically an office-based job, and one that requires an individual to have excellent organizational skills. Documentation specialists work to ensure the proper storage and maintenance of a company’s documentation. Documentation specialists normally work within an organization’s systems to fin…Read more
Documentation Specialist Tasks
- Review documents and written external communication for format, consistency and compliance with existing procedures.
- Train staff on document control policies and procedures.
- Maintain revision control and tracking for controlled documents.
- Confirm that all submitted documentation is accurate and complete.
- Review site policies, operating procedures, work instructions and forms for format consistency.
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Popular Skills for Documentation Specialist
Document Review and Distribution
Skills in Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing, Microsoft Office, Document Review and Distribution and Document Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Documentation Specialist
An early career Documentation Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$41,506 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Documentation Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,028 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Documentation Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$56,242 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$63,463.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Documentation Specialist in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 36.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (8.0% more) and Toronto, Ontario (0.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mississauga, Ontario (19.9% less), Montréal, Québec (18.8% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.5% less).
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