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.

$31,255 - $80,418
$31K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,280
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50%
90%

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$10.26 - $24.41
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.77
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,255 - $80,418  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $9,658  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$28,864 - $79,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $24.41  
   
Overtime
$7.11 - $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
$102.13 - $9,658  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$28,864 - $79,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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 who go on to become Logistics Traffic Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Logistics Traffic Manager, an upper-level role, pays $50K.

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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

National Average: $49,317

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

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 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Traffic Manager Salaries

▲46%

▲13%

National Average
$49,000

▼2%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Traffic Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲5%



Logistics
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

▼16%

Organizing
▼16%

Broadcast Programming
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 16%
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