Project Manager, Advertising Salary (United States)

A relatively unseasoned group of workers, 51 percent 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 duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and most earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Advertising Project Managers making up 77 percent of workers. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,236 - $73,292
MEDIAN: $48,251
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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.
$32,236 - $73,292  
$0.00 - $5,135  
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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.​

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Advertising

Advertising Project Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Advertising command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. Experience with Microsoft Office is often linked with knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Advertising

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Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, pay rises to approximately $60K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $60K after one to two decades. Unfortunately, Advertising Project Managers with considerable experience—two decades in the field—see paychecks plunge to $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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Advertising Project Managers, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Advertising Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+4 percent). Boston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent.

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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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