Document Management Specialists


Document Management Specialists


Document management specialists create and monitor electronic document management systems for companies. They consult with end users of these systems to identify and correct issues related to accessing electronic content. Specialists also monitor regulatory activities to ensure compliance with document management laws. They prepare training materials and other documentation and share these materials with company employees. They work closely with information technology (IT) specialists to establish document management policies and im...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



Three or four years experience



Business Management


Personality Traits



Document management specialists earned average salaries of $50,325 in 2019, according to Earnings ranged from $44,000 to $59,000 or more. 

Full-time document management specialists may receive benefits such as paid vacation and sick days, health insurance coverage, and retirement benefits, among other perks. Those who work as consultants must cover their own insurance and b...

Work Environment

Document management specialists work in modern offices. They work 40 or more hours per week, spending much of their time on the computer, responding to e-mails and telephone calls, and attending meetings. The work may be stressful at times, especially when dealing with a wide variety of employees while juggling project deadlines. Document management specialists with solid organizational and res...


The U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET OnLine predicts a "bright outlook" for document management specialists. Job opportunities are expected to grow faster than the average for all careers from 2018 to 2028. Companies that want efficient, secure, and easy-to-use document management systems that are in compliance with federal regulations will continue to need the expertise of document management ...

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