Knowledge Management Careers & Salaries

What Job Can You Get with a Master's in Digital Content Management? 

A Master's Degree in Information (MSI or MI) Digital Content Management (DCM) major from Drexel University provides students with the knowledge and real-world skills to excel in a career in knowledge management. According to TechRepublic, a career path in knowledge management provides an integral role in managing big data and analytics; while storing the data is a priority, businesses and data science teams also need data content management professionals who know how to retrieve, display and/or repurpose content so that is most relevant to the end user. 

What does a knowledge management specialist do? Examples of knowledge management career opportunities that graduates holding a MSI-DCM degree may wish to explore include:

  • Data Manager

    Data managers create, organize and maintain content to help businesses achieve their key objective(s). A data manger salary for a digital content manager ranges from $41,000 - $105,000 per year, according to PayScale data.
  • Digital Asset Manager

    Our Digital Content Management curriculum prepares students for a career as a digital asset manager, also known as digital archivists. What does a digital asset manager do? They specialize in the maintenance, storage and organization of files and data. Digital asset managers have a deep understanding of the meaning of the assets being managed (including keywords and metadata) and how the end-user needs to access and use these assets. According to Glassdoor, the average digital asset manager salary is more than $72,600 per year.
  • Data Taxonomist/Taxonomy Specialist

    Data taxonomists or taxonomy specialists have expertise in collecting, classifying, optimizing and categorizing data to help users better navigate, search and discover content and knowledge. According to Glassdoor, a data taxonomist salary can range between $44,000 and $111,000, with an average annual base pay of more than $85,700.
  • Data Ontologist/Knowledge Engineer

    An ontologist or knowledge engineer specializes in transforming and analyzing digital content into meaningful metrics and enhancing knowledge discovery through the development of vocabularies and bibliographic metadata. Knowledge engineering can vary between a salary of $57,000 to $98,000, with an average annual pay of $75,700, according to PayScale data.

What is the Job Outlook for Knowledge Management Careers?

Big data and analytics are major drivers fueling scientific discovery and increasing enterprise markets. These trends make the outlook for knowledge management careers made possible by the master’s in digital content management robust. 

CNN Money’s “Best Jobs in America” in 2017 identified data analyst and webmaster, both of which require content management skills, within the top 15 jobs in the nation. 

Due to a vast and growing knowledge management market, as well as an increase in the production of information systems and advanced technologies by leading tech companies, job opportunities for digital content management graduates are booming in a variety of industries. In fact, the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market size is expected to grow from $31.66 billion in 2017 to $67.14 billion by 2022.

Knowledge Management Salary

The average salary for those with a Masters in Information with the Digital Content Management Track is more than $76,200 per year, with potential to earn more over time. Forbes reports early career salaries between $60,000 and $80,000, with mid-career pay at close to $120,000 at a growth rate of 70 to 80 percent.

Take the first step toward a successful career in digital asset management.

Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for admissions deadlines and requirements for the MS in Information - Digital Content Management major program.