The average Traffic Manager in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Traffic Managers can bottom out near $29K or peak near $79K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Traffic Managers (68 percent) survey participants are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,990 - $79,898
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$32K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $51,971
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$10.77 - $24.85
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,990 - $79,898  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $6,145  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$28,853 - $79,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 283
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $24.85  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $37.43  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$100.00 - $6,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$28,853 - $79,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Traffic Manager


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For Traffic Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Traffic Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Logistics Traffic Manager.

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Popular Skills for Traffic Manager


Traffic Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Operations Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Those listing Broadcast Programming as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Organizing and Scheduling also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in People Management. The majority of those who know Scheduling also know Logistics and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Manager

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


Traffic Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $68K.

Traffic Manager Reviews

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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Experience Affects Traffic Manager Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Traffic Manager Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Logistics
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National Average
$50,000


Organizing
up arrow 18%

Broadcast Programming
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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