Project Manager, Advertising Salary

Median pay for Advertising Project Managers in the United States is around $48K annually. Total cash compensation for Advertising Project Managers runs from $35K to $72K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women account for the majority of Advertising Project Managers who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,036 - $70,253

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$35,036 - $70,253  
$0.00 - $5,115  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,953  
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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).
$35,137 - $72,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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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.


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.​

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Advertising Project Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Advertising and Account Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Advertising

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

For Advertising Project Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Advertising Project Managers make a median salary of $60K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Advertising Project Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $64K.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Advertising Salaries

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Skills That Affect Project Manager, Advertising Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.


81 %
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%