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Project Manager, Advertising Salary (United States)

Roughly one-half of Advertising Project Managers report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $48K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. Female Advertising Project Managers make up most of the field at 77 percent. Job satisfaction for Advertising Project Managers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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  
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Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $4,913  
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).
$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

Professional skills reported by Advertising Project Managers are few in number. 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. Those with knowledge of Microsoft Office tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Advertising

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average beginner in this position makes around $43K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. Advertising Project Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. For some reason, Advertising Project Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $58K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around a sixth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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Advertising Project Managers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Advertising Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 55 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

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