Web Content Manager Salary

Web Content Managers in the United States take home an average $56K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Web Content Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Web Content Managers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,595 - $83,462
$36K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $55,962
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50%
90%

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$12.85 - $42.79
$13
$20
$43
MEDIAN: $20.42
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$0$84K
Salary $35,595 - $83,462
Bonus $493 - $9,674
Profit Sharing $1,323
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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$33,742 - $84,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 352
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.85 - $42.79
Overtime $18.38 - $42.66
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $493 - $9,674
Profit Sharing $1,323
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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$33,742 - $84,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

Job Description for Web Content Manager

The web content manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining the organization's website publication strategy. They help provide site visitors with interactive, satisfying experiences, applying industry standards and best practices to ensure that digital campaigns are cost-effective and return positive results. The web content manager manages digital publication work flows and the products of their contributors. They act as the authoritative source for digital content publication standards and policies.

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Web Content Manager Tasks

  • Write, edit, and develop web site content.
  • Work with marketing and graphics designers to insure consistency.
  • Gather user feedback for website improvement and enhancements.
  • Gather and research information that enhances the value of the site.

Common Career Paths for Web Content Manager


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Web Content Managers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Web Project Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Popular Skills for Web Content Manager


Web Content Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cascading Style Sheets, Marketing Communications, HTML, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing, and Adobe Photoshop. Most people skilled in Content Management are similarly competent in Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Content Manager

Pay by Experience for a Web Content Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Content Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 269 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web 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 $56,000 based on 157 salaries. An experienced Web Content Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 112 salaries. A Web 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 $67,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,132

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

Web Content Managers will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 44 percent. Web Content Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+39 percent), Atlanta (+38 percent), Washington (+22 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Web Content Managers in Los Angeles earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (17 percent lower) and Dallas (10 percent lower).

Web Content Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Web Content Manager?

Web Content Manager in Temple:
"I like it very much."
Pros: Laidedback good work always making me think on my feet. Program alot.
Cons: Gets kinda chaotic sometimes and can cause me trouble.

Web Content Manager in Milwaukee:
"Fast Paced, Good Variety."
Pros: Love the variety this job provides. The job has ebbs and flows that allow me to utilize lots of different talents from artistic and writing to organization and technical configuration. It tends to be integrated into lots of other departments making my work meaningful.
Cons: Being one of few who have my expertise in my organization, there are times when deadlines overlap causing a sharp increase in stress and overtime. Additionally, most colleagues don't have a general understanding of the time or talent it takes to do my job. Because of this, there are, at times, unreasonable demands placed upon my role with few additional resources to support them.

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Key Stats for Web Content Manager

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Web Content Manager Salaries

▲29%

Late-Career
▲25%

▲4%

National Average
$54,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Web Content Manager Salaries


▼0%



National Average
$54,000

Web Content Management
▼1%


▼3%

▼3%

▼4%







Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 19%