Traffic Manager Salary

Traffic Managers in the United States take home an average $48K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Traffic Managers spread between $28K and $75K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Traffic Managers (68 percent) who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,290 - $73,961

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$10.66 - $22.87

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,290 - $73,961  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,193  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $9,933  
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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$28,095 - $74,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $22.87  
   
Overtime
$13.52 - $35.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,193  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $9,933  
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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$28,095 - $74,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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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Many Traffic Managers move into a Logistics Traffic Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Logistics Traffic Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Traffic Managers.

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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 People Management, Logistics, Project Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Broadcast Programming as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. For Traffic Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $55K.

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

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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