Project Manager, Marketing Salary

An average Marketing Project Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $58K annually. Overall cash earnings of Marketing Project Managers stretch from $37K to $92K; the final number can encompass up to $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some enjoying commissions of almost $8K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by geography and experience level. Female Marketing Project Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Marketing Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$38,784 - $89,495
$39K
$59K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,182
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$14.38 - $46.98
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MEDIAN: $22.44
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$0$93K
Salary $38,784 - $89,495
Bonus $153 - $9,790
Profit Sharing $102 - $9,000
Commission $412 - $11,635
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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$37,495 - $93,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,859
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $14.38 - $46.98
Overtime $19.95 - $68.19
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $153 - $9,790
Commission $412 - $11,635
Profit Sharing $102 - $9,000
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).
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$37,495 - $93,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 226

Job Description for Project Manager, Marketing

Marketing project managers primarily work to keep a project running smoothly, on time and free of as many complications as possible. They will effectively oversee the conception of an idea, all the way up to its execution and follow-up. Marketing can be a very stressful environment, and it's the job of marketing project managers to reduce the number of variables that can disrupt a project from getting done on time. It's very common for marketing projects, such as advertisements, to be completed on/by a very strict deadline, so the project manager must observe the big picture of the project at hand. They also offer advice and assistance in speeding up certain processes to aid the timely completion of the project itself.

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Project Manager, Marketing Tasks

  • Develop and implement strategies to promote a company's brand or product.
  • Supervise marketing projects, assigning tasks, overseeing work, and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Design advertisements and marketing campaigns to reach potential customers.

Common Career Paths for Project Manager, Marketing


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Marketing Project Managers who go on to become Senior Marketing Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Marketing Managers is $102K annually. When Marketing Project Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Marketing Directors or Marketing Communications Managers. Those roles pay an additional $21K and $3K, respectively.

Project Manager, Marketing Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Marketing


Projectline Services, Staples, Inc., AT&T Inc., Discover Financial Services LLC, and Nordstrom, Inc. are all popular places to work. Those at AT&T Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $101K.

Considering that the median salary at Projectline Services is a shallow $60K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 69 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, Marketing


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Marketing Management, Budget Management, Advertising, and Web Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Event Management. Most people skilled in Client Interaction are similarly competent in Marketing Communications and Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Marketing

Pay by Experience for a Project Manager, Marketing has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Manager, Marketing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 1,402 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Manager, Marketing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 760 salaries. An experienced Project Manager, Marketing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 429 salaries. A Project Manager, Marketing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 124 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,306

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Marketing Project Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Marketing Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+19 percent), New York (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Denver and Portland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Project Manager, Marketing Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Manager, Marketing?

Project Manager, Marketing in Atlanta:
"Project manager, print."
Pros: Open communication, individual goals, delegating tasks, flexibility, managing workload, being teams back up, feeling valuable.
Cons: Overtime, environment, how quickly management is to fire employees, stress.

Project Manager, Marketing in Fort Wayne:
Pros: Helping customers merchandising.
Cons:

Project Manager, Marketing in Atlanta:
"I Love Project Management."
Pros: Interacting with clients, watching my work help the company grow, provide strategy for companies. I enjoy being able to work from home and unlimited time off.
Cons: Things change on the fly very often. Planning for creatives can be tricky.

Project Manager, Marketing in New York:
"Demanding and rewarding."
Pros: Challenging and educational workload. Exposure to high level executives, entertainment figures, artists, and professionals.
Cons: High stress level, limited personal time, long work hours.

Project Manager, Marketing in Chicago:
"Underpaid."
Pros: Laid back atmosphere. The option to dress casual.
Cons: The overall pay is not enough for the amount of work that has to be done.

Project Manager, Marketing in Minneapolis:
"Juggling Projects can be stressful."
Pros: I love how much responsibility has been given to me this early in my career. I manage our marketing campaigns from start to finish on many of our promotions. Opportunities to take on bigger and better projects constantly are pushed my way.
Cons: While more responsibility has been thrown my way, no job responsibilities have ever left from my original Marketing Coordinator position. I was promoted to my new position last year but there was never a replacement hired for my old responsibilities meaning I am now in charge of both.

Project Manager, Marketing in Tampa:
"Meeting deadlines, recruiting medical professionals."
Pros: Different people that I meet.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Project Manager, Marketing

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 370 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Project Manager, Marketing Salaries

▲23%

▲22%

▲10%

National Average
$59,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Marketing Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 370 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%