Traffic Manager, Broadcasting Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Broadcasting Traffic Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $41K per year. Compensation ranges from $25K on the lower end to $60K per year on the higher end. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Most Broadcasting Traffic Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Female Broadcasting Traffic Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,910 - $61,875
(Median)
$26K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,893
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$10.11 - $20.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,910 - $61,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
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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$24,613 - $60,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $20.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
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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$24,613 - $60,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Traffic Manager, Broadcasting

Traffic managers, broadcasting are responsible for managing traffic for broadcasting operations. They are in charge of handling day to day broadcasting traffic tasks and delegating responsibilities to broadcasting specialists. Some of their main duties include interacting with on-air hosts to solve issues that require immediate attention.

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Traffic Manager, Broadcasting Tasks

  • Estimate costs for shipping and running advertisements, and reconcile billing with the station or network.
  • Oversee the ordering and shipping of materials for broadcasting, and ensure deliveries are made on time.
  • Provide stations and networks with schedules and instructions for running advertisements.
  • Handle transaction paperwork and maintain transaction records.

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Broadcasting Traffic Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Software Knowledge, Billing, and Data Entry can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Data Entry and Billing as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Manager, Broadcasting

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


Broadcasting Traffic Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $38K. Broadcasting Traffic Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Broadcasting Traffic Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $46K on average.

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Experience Affects Traffic Manager, Broadcasting Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Traffic Manager, Broadcasting Salaries

Software Knowledge
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Billing
up arrow 23%

Data Entry
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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