Document Control Specialist Salary

An average Document Control Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $18.51 per hour. Total cash compensation for Document Control Specialists runs from $30K to $66K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Document Control Specialists is high. Most Document Control Specialists survey respondents are women (79 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,393 - $73,365
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$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,436
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$13.38 - $28.78
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$0$73K
Salary $34,393 - $73,365
Bonus $400.00 - $5,057
Profit Sharing $195.74 - $4,085
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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$30,057 - $66,456
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 412
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.38 - $28.78
Hourly Tips $0.03
Overtime $20.40 - $42.95
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $400.00 - $5,057
Profit Sharing $195.74 - $4,085
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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$30,057 - $66,456
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 776

Job Description for Document Control Specialist

Document control specialists serve as quality-control specialists for the literature a company releases to the public. These documents may include policies, manuals, user guides, and forms. Document control specialists primarily work in industries such as engineering or pharmaceutical manufacturing, where they fine-tune literature and manuals that the company releases to simplify the language and/or create clear instructions. They are often part of a technical writing team and are responsible for consistency, accuracy, and ability to be understood.

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Document Control Specialist Tasks

  • Create, review and revise documentation procedure according to standard operating procedures.
  • Train staff on document control processes and procedures.
  • Process, distribute, and maintain controlled documentation using a document control system.
  • Process documents for revision and approval.
  • Organize the routing of documents throughout the process from conceptualization, approvals, distribution to filing.

Common Career Paths for Document Control Specialist


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Document Control Specialists who go on to become Document Control Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Document Control Managers is $60K annually. It is quite typical for Document Control Specialists to transition into roles as Document Control Supervisors or Quality Assurance Specialists, where reported median earnings are $8K and $5K higher per year.

Document Control Specialist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Document Control Specialist


Technip Usa, Inc., Quidel Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Chicago Bridge and Iron, and Stryker Corp. are among the top companies that take on many Document Control Specialists. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $61K.

Popular Skills for Document Control Specialist


Survey results imply that Document Control Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Auditing, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Document Management, and Document Review and Distribution are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Preparation, Microsoft Word, and Data Management. Those familiar with Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Adobe PDF and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people who know Document Management also know Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Adobe PDF.

Pay by Experience Level for Document Control Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Document Control Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Document Control Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 624 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Document Control Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 389 salaries. An experienced Document Control Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 306 salaries. A Document Control Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 117 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

39%

35%

19%

17%

16%

-3%

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-12%

-13%

National Average: $43,284

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

For Document Control Specialists, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Document Control Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+36 percent), Sunnyvale (+21 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Irvine (+18 percent). In Charlotte, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Chicago and Tulsa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Document Control Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Document Control Specialist?

Document Control Specialist in Modesto:
"Over whelming."
Pros: Office work.
Cons: Tedeious.

Document Control Specialist in Mansfield:
Pros: Working with documents only, little to no customer interaction. This allows me to focus more on document details.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Document Control Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 231 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Document Control Specialist Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$43,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Document Control Specialist Salaries

Auditing
▲6%



National Average
$43,000

Document Review and Distribution
▼3%

▼4%






▼8%


Data Management
▼9%


Document Preparation
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%