$57,126
Avg. Salary
$20.07
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,948

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$1,965

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Content Manager is $20.07 per hour.

The average pay for a Content Manager is $57,126 per year.

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$12.67
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$20.07
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$37.48
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MEDIAN $20.07
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$38k
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$86k
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MEDIAN $57,126
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$86K
MEDIAN: $57,126
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$0$86K
Salary $37,990 - $85,999
Bonus $484 - $9,990
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,899
Commission $1,965
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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$35,486 - $86,781
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,432
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.67 - $37.48
Overtime $18.28 - $43.63
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $484 - $9,990
Commission $1,965
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,899
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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$35,486 - $86,781
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 240

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Content Manager


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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: $55,803

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 St. Louis:
"Small town with good opportunities."
Pros: That the tech scene is growing fast. There’s a lot of opportunity for marketing firms.
Cons: It’s kind of insulated. Small town feel, it can be hard to break into new fields and networks.

Content Manager in Toledo:
"Toledo."
Pros: I like working in Toledo because there is a lot of things to do within a very short distance. There is always somewhere to go eat, and always something to do. We have 4 seasons which makes you appreciate the nicer seasons, but its perfect for people who want constant change. The cost of living isn't very high, and the school systems are pretty good.
Cons: I don't like how congested the interstate can be at times, and I don't like that most people on the roadway are rude and selfish. The rudeness is typical of this area on and off of the road though. While working in retail, people always thought that they knew more than you do.

Content Manager in Columbus:
"Living & Working in Downtown Columbus."
Pros: I love the small town feel-- it's a small community and you'll run into people everywhere.
Cons: The winter weather, and the sub-par public transit.

Content Manager in Cambridge:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Close by, lovely, great culture, great city.
Cons: I really do love it here. Just curious about salaries.

Content Manager in Melbourne:
Stay up to date with current technology. Ensure you address customer needs not just shove new technology on them.

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 Atlanta:
"Be More Aggressive."
Step out more with your ideas. Don't let the people 'in charge' have all the say.

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Key Stats for Content Manager

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 305 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Content Manager Salaries

▲49%

▲28%

▲7%

National Average
$56,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Content Manager Salaries


National Average
$56,000



Web Content Management
▼6%


▼9%

▼9%




Video Editing
▼15%




Adobe Photoshop
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 305 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%