Traffic Manager Salary

Traffic Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Total cash compensation to Traffic Managers approaches anywhere from $28K on the lower end to $76K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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

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$10.68 - $23.44
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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.
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$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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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. Broadcast Programming, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in Scheduling also know Logistics and People Management. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $46K. Traffic Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. 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 $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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