Marketing Project Managers in the United States pull down an average of $57K annually. Incomes of Marketing Project Managers depend heavily on individual performance. In exceptional cases, bonuses and profit sharing can bring in $10K each, and a few high-rollers can pull down as much as $12K in commissions; this causes total packages to range between $36K and $90K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of Marketing Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Marketing Project Managers survey respondents are women (74 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,233 - $86,326
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MEDIAN: $57,268
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$13.73 - $46.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,233 - $86,326  
   
Bonus
$151.01 - $9,808  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $10,076  
Commission
$500 - $12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,365 - $89,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $46.08  
   
Overtime
$20.76 - $61.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$151.01 - $9,808  
   
Commission
$500 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $10,076  
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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$36,365 - $89,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 255

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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.

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Marketing Project Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Marketing Manager. The average Senior Marketing Manager brings home $102K per year. Career advancement for the typical Marketing Project Manager often leads to becoming a Marketing Director or a Marketing Communications Manager; median salaries in these positions are $22K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Marketing Project Managers include Projectline Services, Staples, Inc., Discover Financial Services LLC, AT&T Inc., and Target Corporation. AT&T Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $102K.

With a median salary of only $59K (72 percent less than the top paying company), Projectline Services lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, Marketing


Survey takers working as Marketing Project Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Marketing Management, Market Research, Advertising, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Event Management, and Client Interaction. Those educated in Client Interaction tend to be well versed in 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Marketing Project Managers make a median salary of $72K. Marketing Project Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,601

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Marketing Project Managers, 39 percent higher than the national average. Marketing Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+23 percent), New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Cincinnati is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Dallas (10 percent lower and 5 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 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
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 362 votes.
047
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




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Project Manager, Marketing Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 362 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

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: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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