How Much Do Advertising Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Advertising Managers

Advertising Managers plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or giveaways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$147560 per year
Hourly wage
$71 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$68,940 to $91,910 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$33 to $44 per hour

Entry-level Advertising and Promotions Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $68,940 to $91,910 per year or $33 to $44 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Advertising and Promotions Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $100+ $208,000+
Senior (Top 25%) $87 $181,800
Middle (Mid 50%) $64 $133,460
Junior (Bottom 25%) $44 $91,910
No experience (Bottom 10%) $33 $68,940

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $88 $183,640
NJ $84 $175,060
CO $78 $163,040
CA $76 $158,820
OH $70 $145,610
MI $67 $138,410
WA $66 $136,410
CT $65 $135,540
VA $65 $135,140
GA $64 $133,290

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Advertising and Promotions Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Advertising Managers are in the states of NY, NJ, CO, CA and OH.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $189550 $91.13
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $176420 $84.82
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $170860 $82.15
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $164880 $79.27
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $163810 $78.75
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $161570 $77.68
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $157240 $75.60
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $156770 $75.37
Insurance Carriers $154520 $74.29
Other Information Services $151130 $72.66
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $150600 $72.41
Scientific Research and Development Services $148740 $71.51
Motion Picture and Video Industries $142910 $68.71
Management of Companies and Enterprises $141930 $68.23
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $137890 $66.30
Traveler Accommodation $133370 $64.12
Software Publishers $133020 $63.95
Spectator Sports $132920 $63.90
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $130600 $62.79
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $129410 $62.21
Beverage Manufacturing $129360 $62.19
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $127650 $61.37
Specialized Design Services $126580 $60.86
Legal Services $124850 $60.03
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $124730 $59.97
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $124060 $59.64
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $122180 $58.74
Employment Services $120480 $57.92
Amusement Parks and Arcades $120250 $57.81
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $119580 $57.49

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