Content Manager Salary

Content Managers in the United States take home approximately $55K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $29K, overall incomes of Content Managers spread between $34K and $85K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Content Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Female Content Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (68 percent) are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$36,326 - $85,786
$36K
$55K
$86K
MEDIAN: $54,799
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.18 - $31.67
$12
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $19.71
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$86K
Salary $36,326 - $85,786
Bonus $242.40 - $10,097
Profit Sharing $0.14 - $29,590
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).
)
$34,194 - $86,039
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 716
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $12.18 - $31.67
Overtime $18.28 - $44.38
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $242.40 - $10,097
Profit Sharing $0.14 - $29,590
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).
)
$34,194 - $86,039
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114

Job Description for Content Manager

Content managers work with creative personnel and freelancers to establish and maintain creative materials used by a website, a marketing campaign, media aggregator, or similar entity that offers content. Their work includes editing for appropriateness of tone, style, and subject matter. Because many content managers work for web media sites, they usually review not only written suggestions, but also video and sound content (such as podcasts). They may even be used for input on the layout and graphic presentation of the site itself.

Read More...

Content Manager Tasks

  • Create and oversee content, including marketing and communications deliverables.
  • Guide subject matter experts in writing and presenting materials.
  • Update content in accordance with emerging targets, usability goals, and performance metrics.
  • Edit and apply style rules to content, and ensure compliance with disclosure policies and other rules.

Content Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Content Manager


Survey takers working as Content Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Marketing, Project Management, Web Content Management, and Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Adobe Photoshop as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Social Media Optimization and Graphic Design also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Content Management also know Project Management and Web Content Management. Those familiar with Editing tend to be well versed in Web Content Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Content Manager

Pay by Experience for a Content Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Content Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 494 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Content Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 269 salaries. An experienced Content Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 145 salaries. A Content Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,387

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Content Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Content Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+30 percent), New York (+22 percent), Philadelphia (+19 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Content Managers in San Diego make 33 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Miami and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Content Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Content Manager?

Content Manager in Chicago:
"Building Flow."
Pros: I love being free to complete projects that I think are needed, alongside projects assigned to me by my bosses. I have no leash, and am able to share ideas and see them come alive.
Cons: The commute sucks. An hour long drive is too much for me.

Content Manager in Gaithersburg:
"Proud."
Pros: Helping customers ,also happy what I do working around people and helping to resolve there questions and worries.
Cons: None.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Content Manager

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Content Manager Salaries

▲56%

▲34%

▲11%

National Average
$53,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries



National Average
$53,000


Web Content Management
▼2%



▼5%

▼5%



Video Editing
▼11%




Adobe Photoshop
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%