Traffic Manager Salary
Median pay for Traffic Managers in the United States is around $52K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women account for the majority of Traffic Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$31,255 - $80,418|
|Bonus||$102.13 - $9,658|
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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).)
|$28,864 - $79,996|
|Hourly Rate||$10.26 - $24.41|
|Overtime||$7.11 - $37.43|
|Bonus||$102.13 - $9,658|
|Total Pay (||$28,864 - $79,996|
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.Read More...
The traffic manager's typical day might consist of compiling project timelines, holding update meetings with stakeholders to coordinate project progress, and meeting with leadership to relay updates. Traffic managers typically work in an office setting during regular business hours, although travel may be required depending on the company's needs.
Generally, several years of relevant experience are needed for traffic manager positions. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is generally required as well. Strong interpersonal skills are important in this position, as fast coordination with engineering, leadership, and customers is required and it is often necessary to communicate how projects must be prioritized by each stakeholder. Traffic managers also need to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and able to effectively communicate project statuses with leaderships. Proficiency with basic computer software - such as the Microsoft Office suite - is needed as well.
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.
Popular Skills for Traffic Manager
Traffic Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Those familiar with Scheduling tend to be well versed in Logistics and People Management. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know People Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Manager
Pay by Experience for a Traffic Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Traffic Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 130 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Traffic Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Traffic Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 87 salaries. A Traffic Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 58 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 42 percent, Traffic Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Traffic Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+27 percent), Baltimore (+22 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and St. Louis (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Indianapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks.
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