Project Manager, Advertising Salary

An average Advertising Project Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K per year. Total cash compensation to Advertising Project Managers approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $71K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Advertising Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Advertising Project Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,161 - $70,224
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,402
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90%

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$11.15 - $32.06
(Median)
$11
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,161 - $70,224  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,953  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$35,159 - $71,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $32.06  
   
Overtime
$29.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,953  
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).
)
$35,159 - $71,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Project Manager, Advertising

Advertising project managers manage all advertising-related projects for their organization. They are responsible for leading a group of advertising professionals to reach all company goals within a given time frame, as well as serving as the advertising team's point of contact for upper management and external partners. Advertising project managers regularly interact with other department managers to form more cohesive product or service concepts and execution. They also lead the development of all advertising initiatives, including developing promotional items, coordinating events, and creating schedules.

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Project Manager, Advertising Tasks

  • Work closely with internal teams and clients to ensure that project goals are accomplished.
  • Track and report on budgets throughout the lifecycle of each project.
  • Manage the development of marketing projects and campaigns.‚Äč

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Survey results suggest that Advertising Project Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Advertising and Account Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Client Interaction and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Advertising

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. Advertising Project Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $64K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 22%


National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Project Manager, Advertising Salaries

Advertising
up arrow 30%

Account Management
up arrow 14%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Client Interaction
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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