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Traffic Manager Salary

Median pay for Traffic Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $48K per year. Final cash compensation to Traffic Managers varies from around $28K to approximately $74K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $8K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Traffic Managers (69 percent) survey participants are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,599 - $74,097
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,014
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$10.64 - $22.71
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$30,599 - $74,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
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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$28,159 - $74,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 387
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
$10.64 - $22.71  
   
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
   
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).
)
$28,159 - $74,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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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A lot of Traffic Managers move on to become Logistics Traffic Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $50K on average.

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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 of 11 percent, 10 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Most people who know 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 Traffic Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $45K. For Traffic Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%