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Traffic Manager Salary

An average Traffic Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $47K per year. In the world of Traffic Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $28K and $73K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Traffic Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The majority of Traffic Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,142 - $72,498
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,593
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$10.44 - $22.69
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$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,142 - $72,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,169  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $7,500  
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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$27,701 - $72,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $22.69  
   
Overtime
$13.55 - $34.79  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $7,500  
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).
)
$27,701 - $72,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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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Traffic Managers tend to move into Logistics Traffic Manager roles, where pay is $50K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Traffic Manager


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Traffic Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Project Management, People Management, Logistics, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Most people experienced in Project Management also know People Management. Most people skilled in Scheduling are similarly competent in Logistics and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $39K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $44K. Traffic Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $56K on average.

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
$45,000



Skills That Affect Traffic Manager Salaries


People Management
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Logistics
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Scheduling
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National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%