A substantial slice of final earnings for Campaign Managers (approximately one-third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $55K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. The majority of Campaign Managers (66 percent) who took the survey are female. Work is enjoyable for Campaign Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,862 - $80,835
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$36K
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MEDIAN: $53,536
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$10.29 - $43.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,862 - $80,835  
   
Bonus
$1,248 - $14,407  
Profit Sharing
$2,059  
Commission
$18,424  
Total Pay (?
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$35,607 - $85,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 504
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $43.17  
   
Overtime
$8.21 - $40.13  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,248 - $14,407  
   
Commission
$18,424  
Profit Sharing
$2,059  
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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$35,607 - $85,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Campaign Manager

When most people think of campaign managers, they think of the individuals who run high-level political campaigns. However, almost every company that runs large-scale advertising promotions campaigns hires this type of manager as well. In both types of positions, campaign managers works to develop, plan, coordinate, and execute large-scale initiatives. The manager also monitors their effectiveness through data collection and works to adjust the campaign as needed.

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Campaign Manager Tasks

  • Assist with advertising, marketing, contests and promotions.
  • Develop campaign plans with input from team members.
  • Manage campaign budget and ensure spending is the appropriate amount for each area.
  • Coordinate completion of defined campaign activities.
  • Test new marketing technologies and strategies for their campaign areas.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Campaign Manager


Campaign Managers flock to Oracle Corp. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $79K lead the pack in compensation.

Campaign Managers will find the worst pay at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where the median salary crawls in at $43K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $54K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Campaign Manager


Campaign Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Web Marketing, Marketing Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fundraising and Marketing Communications. Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Campaign Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $51K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Campaign Managers make a median salary of $78K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $70K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,578

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

For those looking to make money, Campaign Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Campaign Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Indianapolis (+33 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Austin (+10 percent). Campaign Managers in Portland earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Boston (12 percent less) and Phoenix (9 percent less).

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What is it like working as a Campaign Manager?

Campaign Manager in Chicago:
"Long hours, demanding work, but lots of independence."
Pros: Flexible working hours. Can work from home some times. Fairly autonomous/independent. Can be fun and engaging work.
Cons: Often irregular working hours required. Overly political corporate environment. Often need to change jobs to be promoted. Often over worked.

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Experience Affects Campaign Manager Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 28%


National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Campaign Manager Salaries

Web Marketing
up arrow 43%



Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 10%



Project Management
up arrow 4%

Advertising
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Campaign Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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