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Project Manager, Marketing Salary

The average Marketing Project Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $53K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $10K, $7K, and $25K, respectively — total cash payment to Marketing Project Managers can bottom out near $35K or top out at around $85K. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Marketing Project Managers survey respondents are women (73 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Marketing Project Managers. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half.

$35,830 - $80,942
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,682
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$12.42 - $48.25
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$48
MEDIAN: $20
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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.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,830 - $80,942  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,865  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $7,030  
Commission
$979 - $25,168  
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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$34,925 - $85,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,697
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $48.25  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $54.44  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,865  
   
Commission
$979 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $7,030  
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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$34,925 - $85,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348

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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 who transition into a Senior Marketing Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $103K per year. It is quite typical for Marketing Project Managers to transition into roles as Marketing Directors or Marketing Communications Managers, where reported median earnings are $26K and $8K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Marketing


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, Project Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Market Research, Client Interaction, and Microsoft Excel. Those who learned Project Management also tend to know Client Interaction and Advertising. Those educated in Marketing Communications tend to be well versed in Advertising and Client Interaction.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Marketing

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


Marketing Project Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $48K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Marketing Project Managers, 22 percent higher than the national average. Marketing Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), and Milwaukee (+8 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent.

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

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
$53,000


Skills That Affect Project Manager, Marketing Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 621 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%