Traffic Manager Salary

Traffic Managers in the United States can expect wages of $52K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Traffic Managers varies from around $29K to approximately $79K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $25K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women make up the majority of Traffic Managers (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,853 - $79,268
$31K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,625
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$10.20 - $24.59
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MEDIAN: $15.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,853 - $79,268  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $6,170  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,832  
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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$28,702 - $79,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $24.59  
   
Overtime
$7.11 - $37.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$100.67 - $6,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,832  
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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$28,702 - $79,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Traffic Manager

Traffic managers perform project management duties for various projects throughout their organization. They oversee schedules, budgets, and deliverables throughout the project process, and they are responsible for ensuring the successful completion of projects within deadline. Traffic managers conduct scheduling with engineers, designers, and business professionals to ensure necessary resources are available to finish projects on time and on budget. They also navigate projects through any approval processes that need to take place and close the project according to organizational procedures. Traffic managers are also responsible for billing customers when applicable for the project.

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Traffic Manager Tasks

  • Move advertising projects through the development process, from creation to publishing.
  • Keep projects within budget and handle the billing process.
  • Plan for and meet advertising submissions deadlines for newspapers, TV, radio, etc.
  • Create project schedules and timelines, making sure deadlines are met.

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Traffic Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Logistics Traffic Manager. Median pay for Logistics Traffic Managers is $50K.

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Popular Skills for Traffic Manager


Traffic Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Project Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Broadcast Programming as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Organizing and Scheduling also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Scheduling also know Logistics and People Management. Most people experienced in Project Management also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Manager

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


Traffic Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,050

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

For those looking to make money, Traffic Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Traffic Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+27 percent), Baltimore (+22 percent), Boston (+21 percent), and St. Louis (+17 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent.

Traffic Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Traffic Manager?

Traffic Manager in Tahlequah:
`"$An Adventure."`
Pros: What I love most about my job is the industry. Radio is very interesting and I probably have the coolest and most essential job at the station. It is perfect for my personality type.
Cons: A lot of the miscellaneous work at the station gets sent my way. I am often a middle man between sales and production.

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Key Stats for Traffic Manager

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Traffic Manager Salaries

▲47%

▲13%

National Average
$49,000

▼1%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Traffic Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲5%



Logistics
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

▼15%

Organizing
▼16%

Broadcast Programming
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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