Project Manager, Advertising Salary

Advertising Project Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48K annually. Overall cash earnings for Advertising Project Managers stretch from $35K on the lower end to $73K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. There are far more female Advertising Project Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,729 - $70,839
MEDIAN: $48,385

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$34,729 - $70,839  
$0.00 - $5,098  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,953  
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).
$34,825 - $72,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Advertising and Account Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Advertising Project Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Advertising Project Managers bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Advertising Project Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $64K on average.

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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 42 votes.


82 %
18 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 12%