$74,449
Avg. Salary
$25.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,848

Bonus

$1,900

Profit Sharing

$7,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Documentation Manager is $25.66 per hour.

The average pay for a Documentation Manager is $74,449 per year.

10%
$13.22
10%
$25.66
50%
$58.17
90%
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MEDIAN $25.66
10%
$49k
10%
$74k
50%
$103k
90%
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MEDIAN $74,449
$49,253 - $103,331
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MEDIAN: $74,449
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$13.22 - $58.17
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$0$107K
Salary $49,253 - $103,331
Bonus $824 - $13,898
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,745
Commission $7,000
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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$41,177 - $107,396
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 26 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 253
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $13.22 - $58.17
Overtime $0.00 - $74.50
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $824 - $13,898
Commission $7,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,745
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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$41,177 - $107,396
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 26 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

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.

Documentation Manager Job Listings

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.

Documentation Manager Reviews

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

Documentation Manager in Sheboygan:
"A good experience."
Pros: I enjoy the flexibility, the time that I was given to learn my job, and the helpful atmosphere.
Cons: My job is often repetitive and sometimes there are hardware slowdowns

Documentation Manager in McKinney:
"Satisfied (Within Reason)"
Pros: Working with talrented, creative people who will offer assistance to a fellow worker without hesitation.
Cons: Upper management often seems oblivious to the trials and tribulations of their workers.

Documentation Manager in Houston:
"Balancing the Needs of Software Development, Sales, and Support."
Pros: I enjoy the challenges that come from ongoing product development. As the software evolves to better suit the needs of our users, user documentation and communications must keep pace and help ease the transition to each new version.
Cons: At times, projects for different departments come up at the same time, requiring that I shift gears often and juggle the needs of each group to keep everything running smoothly.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Documentation Manager

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Documentation Manager Salaries

▲18%

▲8%

National Average
$75,000

▼20%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Documentation Manager Salaries


People Management
▲17%


Document Management
▲12%

National Average
$75,000


Documentation
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%