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Project Manager, Advertising Salary

Advertising Project Managers in the United States take home approximately $49K annually on average. In the world of Advertising Project Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $74K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Advertising Project Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). Most Advertising Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,246 - $72,144
MEDIAN: $48,633

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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.
$34,246 - $72,144  
$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).
$34,352 - $73,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177

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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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Advertising Project Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Advertising can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Advertising

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Advertising Project Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $58K.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Advertising Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Project Manager, Advertising Salaries

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Project Management

National Average

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.


78 %
22 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%