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Traffic Manager Salary

Traffic Managers in the United States pull down an average of $48K per year. Total cash earnings of Traffic Managers range from $28K on the low end to $74K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $8K, respectively. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Traffic Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Traffic Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,507 - $73,850
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,074
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$10.64 - $22.69
(Median)
$11
$15
$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
$30,507 - $73,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,229  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $8,109  
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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$28,049 - $74,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $22.69  
   
Overtime
$13.60 - $34.56  
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 - $5,229  
   
Profit Sharing
$592 - $8,109  
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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$28,049 - $74,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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 typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Logistics, Project Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Manager

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


For many Traffic Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $39K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $45K on average. Traffic Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $56K.

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
$46,000



Skills That Affect Traffic Manager Salaries


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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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