Project Manager, Marketing Salary

Compared to the national salary average for Marketing Project Managers, those in the same line of work who choose to work for Discover Financial Services LLC enjoy much larger paychecks — $87K on average versus $54K annually. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,446 - $82,161
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,106
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$12.90 - $47.99
(Median)
$13
$22
$48
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,446 - $82,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,842  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $9,863  
Commission
$970 - $12,255  
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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$35,606 - $86,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,068
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $47.99  
   
Overtime
$12.82 - $59.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,842  
   
Commission
$970 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $9,863  
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).
)
$35,606 - $86,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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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.

Common Career Paths for Project Manager, Marketing


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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. Career advancement for the typical Marketing Project Manager often leads to becoming a Marketing Director or a Marketing Communications Manager; median salaries in these positions are $25K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Marketing


Marketing Project Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Client Interaction, Microsoft Word, and Market Research. Most people familiar with Client Interaction also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Marketing

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. Marketing Project Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $69K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,630

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Marketing Project Managers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Marketing Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+16 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 4 percent south of the national average, can be found in Minneapolis.

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

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
$55,000


Skills That Affect Project Manager, Marketing Salaries

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 4%

Marketing Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

Budget Management
0%

National Average
$55,000

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Advertising
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%








Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 518 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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