Project Manager, Advertising Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, more than half of Advertising Project Managers report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $49,228 annually on average. Pay starts at $32,488 and can approach $75,232 per year on the higher side. Career length and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Most Advertising Project Managers are women (77 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,236 - $73,292
MEDIAN: $48,251
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National Salary Data

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$32,236 - $73,292  
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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).
$32,488 - $75,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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.‚Äč

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Advertising

Advertising Project Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Advertising can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. It is not unusual for someone who knows Microsoft Office to be familiar with Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Advertising

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Salaries start at $42K, which grows to $60K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $60K after one to two decades. Advertising Project Managers' salaries shift downward after two decades on the job, averaging $58K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Most of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

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Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Advertising Project Managers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Advertising Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boston.

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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