Project Manager, Marketing Salary

Marketing Project Managers in the United States take home an average $58K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Marketing Project Managers generally range from $36K to $90K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. The majority of Marketing Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Marketing Project Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,587 - $86,371
$38K
$58K
$86K
MEDIAN: $57,566
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$13.50 - $46.21
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$46
MEDIAN: $21.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,587 - $86,371  
   
Bonus
$101.86 - $9,785  
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $10,067  
Commission
$493.16 - $8,109  
Total Pay (?
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$36,459 - $89,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,019
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $46.21  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $65.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.86 - $9,785  
   
Commission
$493.16 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $10,067  
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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$36,459 - $89,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 232

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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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As Marketing Project Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Marketing Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Marketing Managers earn $102K on average per year. A common career progression for a Marketing Project Manager is to become a Marketing Director or a Marketing Communications Manager. Compared to Marketing Project Managers, the first group earns $22K more on average, and the second group earns $4K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Marketing


Projectline Services, Staples, Inc., AT&T Inc., Discover Financial Services LLC, and Nordstrom, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Marketing Project Managers. AT&T Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $101K.

Projectline Services employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $60K, 69 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, Marketing


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Marketing Management, Budget Management, Advertising, and Web Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Event Management. The majority of those who know Client Interaction also know Marketing Communications and Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Marketing

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Marketing Project Managers make a median salary of $72K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,901

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

Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Marketing Project Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Marketing Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+21 percent), New York (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (12 percent lower) and Portland (10 percent lower).

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 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 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 Flagstaff:
"Experience."
Pros: I like that I am gaining experience in the field that I want to work in. I am learning and refining skills everyday.
Cons: I feel like my peers are making more money than I am.

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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 346 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, Marketing Salaries

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▲25%

▲13%

National Average
$58,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Marketing Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 346 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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