Project Manager, Marketing Salary

Pay for Marketing Project Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $58K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Marketing Project Managers generally range from $37K to $92K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Marketing Project Managers making up 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,165 - $88,153
$38K
$58K
$88K
MEDIAN: $58,422
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$13.86 - $47.64
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$22
$48
MEDIAN: $21.90
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$0$92K
Salary $38,165 - $88,153
Bonus $200.44 - $9,826
Profit Sharing $360.65 - $10,008
Commission $489.36 - $8,170
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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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$36,753 - $92,083
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,952
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $13.86 - $47.64
Overtime $20.98 - $67.60
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $200.44 - $9,826
Commission $489.36 - $8,170
Profit Sharing $360.65 - $10,008
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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$36,753 - $92,083
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 235

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Job Description for Project Manager, Marketing

Marketing project managers primarily work to keep a project running smoothly, on time and free of as many complications as possible. They will effectively oversee the conception of an idea, all the way up to its execution and follow-up. Marketing can be a very stressful environment, and it's the job of marketing project managers to reduce the number of variables that can disrupt a project from getting done on time. It's very common for marketing projects, such as advertisements, to be completed on/by a very strict deadline, so the project manager must observe the big picture of the project at hand. They also offer advice and assistance in speeding up certain processes to aid the timely completion of the project itself.

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Project Manager, Marketing Tasks

  • Develop and implement strategies to promote a company's brand or product.
  • Supervise marketing projects, assigning tasks, overseeing work, and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Design advertisements and marketing campaigns to reach potential customers.

Common Career Paths for Project Manager, Marketing


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Marketing Project Managers who transition into a Senior Marketing Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $102K per year. It is quite typical for Marketing Project Managers to transition into roles as Marketing Directors or Marketing Communications Managers, where reported median earnings are $21K and $3K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Marketing


Known for taking on a considerable number of Marketing Project Managers, Projectline Services, Staples, Inc., AT&T Inc., Discover Financial Services LLC, and Nordstrom, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Those at AT&T Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $101K.

Projectline Services lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary 69 percent lower than the top payer ($60K).

Popular Skills for Project Manager, Marketing


Marketing Project Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Marketing Management, Budget Management, Advertising, and Web Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Event Management. For most people, competency in Client Interaction indicates knowledge of Marketing Communications and Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Marketing

Pay by Experience for a Project Manager, Marketing has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Manager, Marketing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 1,402 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Manager, Marketing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 760 salaries. An experienced Project Manager, Marketing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 429 salaries. A Project Manager, Marketing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 124 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,791

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

Marketing Project Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 37 percent. Marketing Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+19 percent), New York (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Cincinnati ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Employers in Denver and Portland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Project Manager, Marketing Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Manager, Marketing?

Project Manager, Marketing in Atlanta:
"Project manager, print."
Pros: Open communication, individual goals, delegating tasks, flexibility, managing workload, being teams back up, feeling valuable.
Cons: Overtime, environment, how quickly management is to fire employees, stress.

Project Manager, Marketing in Fort Wayne:
Pros: Helping customers merchandising.
Cons:

Project Manager, Marketing in Atlanta:
"I Love Project Management."
Pros: Interacting with clients, watching my work help the company grow, provide strategy for companies. I enjoy being able to work from home and unlimited time off.
Cons: Things change on the fly very often. Planning for creatives can be tricky.

Project Manager, Marketing in New York:
"Demanding and rewarding."
Pros: Challenging and educational workload. Exposure to high level executives, entertainment figures, artists, and professionals.
Cons: High stress level, limited personal time, long work hours.

Project Manager, Marketing in Chicago:
"Underpaid."
Pros: Laid back atmosphere. The option to dress casual.
Cons: The overall pay is not enough for the amount of work that has to be done.

Project Manager, Marketing in Minneapolis:
"Juggling Projects can be stressful."
Pros: I love how much responsibility has been given to me this early in my career. I manage our marketing campaigns from start to finish on many of our promotions. Opportunities to take on bigger and better projects constantly are pushed my way.
Cons: While more responsibility has been thrown my way, no job responsibilities have ever left from my original Marketing Coordinator position. I was promoted to my new position last year but there was never a replacement hired for my old responsibilities meaning I am now in charge of both.

Project Manager, Marketing in Tampa:
"Meeting deadlines, recruiting medical professionals."
Pros: Different people that I meet.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Project Manager, Marketing

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 379 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, Marketing Salaries

▲24%

▲23%

▲11%

National Average
$59,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Marketing Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 379 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 17%
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