Documentation Manager Salary

Documentation Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately three in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $72K per year, but may range from $38K to $106K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Documentation Managers making up 75 percent. Job satisfaction for Documentation Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,845 - $102,571
$49K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,176
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50%
90%

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$13.03 - $51.06
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$20
$51
MEDIAN: $19.95
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$0$106K
Salary $48,845 - $102,571
Bonus $511 - $10,872
Profit Sharing $600
Total Pay (?
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$39,717 - $106,456
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 140
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $13.03 - $51.06
Overtime $29.70
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $511 - $10,872
Profit Sharing $600
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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$39,717 - $106,456
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Documentation Manager

Documentation managers are responsible for managing all tasks related to documentation for their organization. This includes both the creation and maintenance of all documents. They ensure that all documentation meets the company’s needs and standards, as well as define and track all documentation metrics. Documentation managers typically work in an office environment, sometimes with the opportunity to telecommute. Documentation managers generally work full time during regular business hours. They mostly work independently, though they are responsible for consulting with various teams throughout the company to ensure continuity. Some companies have a documentation team, in which case the documentation manager oversees their work. In any case, documentation managers should possess the ability to mentor and lead others.

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Documentation Manager Tasks

  • Lead and implement document and records management systems, from initiation to end user delivery.
  • Resolve comments, questions, and formatting issues in documentation.
  • Analyze and improve overall query and storage systems.
  • Report on security, users, access, and data quality of documents and records.
  • Standardize data and records through remediation as well as changing organizational policy.

Common Career Paths for Documentation Manager


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Documentation Managers may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Technical Writer. That position usually brings in $55K.

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Popular Skills for Documentation Manager


Survey results suggest that Documentation Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Lucky workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Technical Writing and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 19 percent and 23 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Documentation. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in Writing Procedures & Documentation.

Pay by Experience Level for Documentation Manager

Pay by Experience for a Documentation Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Documentation Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Documentation Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Documentation Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 73 salaries. A Documentation Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Documentation Manager

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries

▲20%

▲11%

National Average
$73,000

▼18%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries


People Management
▲20%


Document Management
▲14%

National Average
$73,000


Documentation
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%
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