Traffic Manager Salary

Traffic Managers in the United States pull down an average of $54K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Traffic Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. The majority of Traffic Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,953 - $81,687
$34K
$53K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,433
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50%
90%

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$10.27 - $22.36
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$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.66
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$0$81K
Salary $33,953 - $81,687
Bonus $0.00 - $9,887
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,893
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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$29,300 - $81,147
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.27 - $22.36
Overtime $7.25 - $36.06
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,887
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,893
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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$29,300 - $81,147
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66

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

  • Move advertising projects through the development process, from creation to publishing.
  • Keep projects within budget and handle the billing process.
  • Plan for and meet advertising submissions deadlines for newspapers, TV, radio, etc.
  • Create project schedules and timelines, making sure deadlines are met.

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


Traffic Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Project Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Broadcast Programming as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Organizing and Scheduling also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Project Management also know People Management. Those who learned Scheduling also tend to know Logistics and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Manager

Pay by Experience for a Traffic Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Traffic Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 130 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Traffic Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Traffic Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 87 salaries. A Traffic Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,960

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

Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Traffic Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Traffic Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+24 percent), Baltimore (+19 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and St. Louis (+14 percent). Indianapolis is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average.

Traffic Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Traffic Manager

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Traffic Manager Salaries

▲44%

▲11%

National Average
$50,000

▼3%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Traffic Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲4%



National Average
$50,000

Logistics
▼2%

▼17%

Organizing
▼17%

Broadcast Programming
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 15%