Earnings for Marketing Project Managers in the United States come in at around $57K annually on average. Overall incomes of Marketing Project Managers generally bottom out at around $36K and peak near $89K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Marketing Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Marketing Project Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent.

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$13.86 - $46.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,142 - $85,792  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $9,806  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $9,983  
Commission
$500 - $12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,322 - $88,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,176
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $46.14  
   
Overtime
$20.57 - $59.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$242.40 - $9,806  
   
Commission
$500 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $9,983  
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).
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$36,322 - $88,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Job Description for Project Manager, Marketing

Marketing project managers primarily work to keep a project running smoothly, on time and free of as many complications as possible. They will effectively oversee the conception of an idea, all the way up to its execution and follow-up. Marketing can be a very stressful environment, and it's the job of marketing project managers to reduce the number of variables that can disrupt a project from getting done on time. It's very common for marketing projects, such as advertisements, to be completed on/by a very strict deadline, so the project manager must observe the big picture of the project at hand. They also offer advice and assistance in speeding up certain processes to aid the timely completion of the project itself.

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Project Manager, Marketing Tasks

  • Design advertisements and marketing campaigns to reach potential customers.
  • Supervise marketing projects, assigning tasks, overseeing work, and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Develop and implement strategies to promote a company's brand or product.

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Marketing Project Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Marketing Manager. The latter position pays an average of $102K annually. Marketing Project Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Marketing Directors or Marketing Communications Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $23K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Marketing


The biggest paychecks can be found at Discover Financial Services LLC — the median salary there is $87K.

Marketing Project Managers will find the worst pay at Projectline Services, where the median salary crawls in at $58K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $67K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, Marketing


Marketing Project Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Market Research, Marketing Management, Project Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Event Management. Those proficient in Client Interaction are, more often than not, also skilled in Marketing Communications and Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Marketing

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $65K. On average, Marketing Project Managers make $71K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $70K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,037

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Marketing Project Managers, 36 percent above the national average. Marketing Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+24 percent), New York (+14 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Nashville. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Cincinnati and 5 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Project Manager, Marketing Reviews

What is it like working as a Project Manager, Marketing?

Project Manager, Marketing in Atlanta:
"Project manager, print."
Pros: Open communication, individual goals, delegating tasks, flexibility, managing workload, being teams back up, feeling valuable.
Cons: Overtime, environment, how quickly management is to fire employees, stress.

Project Manager, Marketing in Atlanta:
"I Love Project Management."
Pros: Interacting with clients, watching my work help the company grow, provide strategy for companies. I enjoy being able to work from home and unlimited time off.
Cons: Things change on the fly very often. Planning for creatives can be tricky.

Project Manager, Marketing in New York:
"Demanding and rewarding."
Pros: Challenging and educational workload. Exposure to high level executives, entertainment figures, artists, and professionals.
Cons: High stress level, limited personal time, long work hours.

Project Manager, Marketing in Minneapolis:
"Juggling Projects can be stressful."
Pros: I love how much responsibility has been given to me this early in my career. I manage our marketing campaigns from start to finish on many of our promotions. Opportunities to take on bigger and better projects constantly are pushed my way.
Cons: While more responsibility has been thrown my way, no job responsibilities have ever left from my original Marketing Coordinator position. I was promoted to my new position last year but there was never a replacement hired for my old responsibilities meaning I am now in charge of both.

Project Manager, Marketing in Flagstaff:
"Experience."
Pros: I like that I am gaining experience in the field that I want to work in. I am learning and refining skills everyday.
Cons: I feel like my peers are making more money than I am.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Marketing Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Project Manager, Marketing Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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