Project Manager, Advertising Salary

An average Advertising Project Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K per year. 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 and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Advertising Project Managers (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$34,963 - $70,731
MEDIAN: $48,371

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
$34,963 - $70,731  
$0.00 - $5,106  
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).
$35,069 - $72,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 181
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

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

Project Manager, Advertising Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Typical Advertising Project Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Advertising and Account Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 10 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.

For Advertising Project Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $64K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Project Manager, Advertising Salaries

up arrow 29%

up arrow 23%

up arrow 22%

National Average

up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Advertising Salaries

up arrow 29%

Account Management
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%