$50,056
Avg. Salary
$18.51
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,516

Bonus

$1,021

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Document Control Specialist is $18.51 per hour.

The average pay for a Document Control Specialist is $50,056 per year.

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$0$73K
Salary $34,651 - $73,595
Bonus $395 - $5,024
Profit Sharing $291 - $6,128
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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$30,189 - $66,553
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 739
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $13.39 - $28.70
Hourly Tips $0.03
Overtime $20.15 - $40.89
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $395 - $5,024
Profit Sharing $291 - $6,128
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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$30,189 - $66,553
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,381

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 Pay By Employer

$0$65K

$57,683

$35,360

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.

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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%

18%

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-12%

-13%

National Average: $43,160

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:
This is a place you come to start your career. Sometimes you won't be appreciated for the work you do. And because there is a huge gap between people who have been there for 30+ years, and the younger generation, its harder to get things done because they feel like they know everything. However, times have changed and there are new regulations, but no one cares. Deadlines are never met. People wait till the last minute to do everything and then freak out when things are missing/not available. It's an unorganized environment. Make sure you keep yourself organized and gain what little experience you can.

Document Control Specialist in Philadelphia:
"Dual Duties: Document Control Speialist/CAD Drafter."
Pros: I live in Philadelphia so It's convenient.
Cons: Traffic is congested at rush our in Philadelphia.

Document Control Specialist in Exton:
"Commute and food close by."
Pros: Local stores and restaurants are close to work.
Cons: Traffic.

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:

Document Control Specialist in Dubuque:
Manage your time and projects to be completed on time.

Document Control Specialist in San Jose:
"Managing the life cycle of a product."
Be extremely detail oriented and very thorough.

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Key Stats for Document Control Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 421 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Document Control Specialist Salaries

▲24%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$43,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Document Control Specialist Salaries

Auditing
▲6%



National Average
$43,000

Document Review and Distribution
▼2%

▼4%






▼7%


Data Management
▼8%


Document Preparation
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 421 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%