Traffic Manager Salary

The average Traffic Manager in the United States earns approximately $50K annually. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Traffic Managers spread between $28K and $76K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,536 - $75,578
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,638
10%
50%
90%

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$10.68 - $23.44
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,536 - $75,578  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,927  
Profit Sharing
$292.15 - $10,000  
Commission
$1,400  
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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$28,184 - $76,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 495
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $23.44  
   
Overtime
$13.64 - $36.53  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,927  
   
Commission
$1,400  
Profit Sharing
$292.15 - $10,000  
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).
)
$28,184 - $76,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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


Survey results show that Traffic Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Logistics, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 11 percent. Those listing Broadcast Programming as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. A tool kit that includes Scheduling also typically contains Logistics and People Management. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Manager

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


For Traffic Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. For Traffic Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Traffic Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $58K.

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
$47,000



Skills That Affect Traffic Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

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National Average
$47,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Broadcast Programming
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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