Updated December 12, 2022

Average Creative Project Manager Salary

$75,415yearly

$36.26 hourly

Entry level Salary
$51,000 yearly
$51,000
10%
$75,415
Median
$110,000
90%

How much does a Creative Project Manager make?

Creative project managers make $75,415 per year on average, or $36.26 per hour, in the United States. Creative project managers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $51,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $110,000.

Location impacts how much a creative project manager can expect to make. Creative project managers make the most in Rhode Island, California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Highest Paying States For Creative Project Managers

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a creative project manager is roughly $75,415 per year, which boils down to $36.26 per hour. Interestingly enough, creative project managers have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $103,108 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $65,000. Additionally, creative project managers make more than the average salary in Raleigh, NC, Charlottesville, VA, New York, NY, Seattle, WA, and Washington, DC. On a more broad level, creative project manager salaries are highest in Rhode Island, California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, and New York. On the contrary, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Kansas offer the lowest creative project manager salaries.
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Creative Project Manager average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Rhode Island$96,036$46.17369
2California$91,989$44.2310,050
3Pennsylvania$85,980$41.342,761
4Virginia$83,419$40.112,339
5North Carolina$81,356$39.112,330
6Washington$78,830$37.902,730
7New York$79,920$38.423,466
8Nevada$78,749$37.86414
9Connecticut$80,221$38.57670
10Oregon$75,108$36.111,239
11Wisconsin$75,116$36.111,259
12Massachusetts$76,353$36.712,420
13Delaware$79,510$38.23227
14District of Columbia$77,701$37.36787
15Texas$72,083$34.664,878
16Utah$71,466$34.36931
17Idaho$73,620$35.39336
18Michigan$73,751$35.461,305
19Maryland$77,069$37.051,260
20Ohio$70,209$33.752,009
21New Hampshire$70,290$33.79361
22South Carolina$73,652$35.41625
23Vermont$67,868$32.63220
24West Virginia$73,566$35.37151
25New Jersey$70,201$33.751,860
26Arizona$69,196$33.271,130
27Alaska$71,466$34.36120
28Illinois$67,832$32.612,414
29Maine$68,458$32.91202
30Hawaii$70,635$33.96184
31Florida$68,767$33.062,603
32Minnesota$64,537$31.031,482
33New Mexico$65,525$31.50368
34North Dakota$64,494$31.01170
35Arkansas$63,966$30.75458
36Montana$60,725$29.19285
37Tennessee$61,367$29.501,079
38Iowa$63,750$30.65492
39Wyoming$60,123$28.91123
40Colorado$65,039$31.271,131
41Mississippi$63,104$30.34181
42Missouri$61,125$29.39948
43Indiana$59,646$28.68969
44Georgia$55,813$26.832,170
45Kentucky$59,163$28.44495
46Nebraska$55,047$26.46396
47Kansas$56,340$27.09500
48South Dakota$56,824$27.32124
49Louisiana$58,595$28.17338
50Oklahoma$57,424$27.61330
51Alabama$56,112$26.98535

Highest Paying Cities For Creative Project Managers

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1San Francisco, CA$103,108$49.57
2Raleigh, NC$83,650$40.22
3Charlottesville, VA$82,808$39.81
4New York, NY$80,084$38.50
5Seattle, WA$79,448$38.20
6Washington, DC$77,748$37.38
7Baltimore, MD$77,319$37.17
8Boston, MA$76,342$36.70
9Portland, OR$74,117$35.63
10Cleveland, OH$72,691$34.95
11Austin, TX$72,036$34.63
12Salt Lake City, UT$70,942$34.11
13Urban Honolulu, HI$70,823$34.05
14Phoenix, AZ$69,562$33.44
15Tampa, FL$69,373$33.35

Creative Project Manager Salary by Years of Experience

The salary for a creative project manager can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. An accountant with 0-2 years of experience earns an average salary of $55,984, a mid-career professional with 3-6 years of experience makes $75,415 a year on average, and a senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $136,028. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Creative Project Manager Salary By Experience Level

Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Entry Level$56,000$26.92
Mid Level$59,800$28.75
Senior Level$136,000$65.40

Creative Project Managers Salary Details

Average Creative Project Manager Salary Graph
Average Creative Project Manager Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Creative Project Manager's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$110,000$9,167$53
75th Percentile$92,000$7,667$44
Average$75,415$6,285$36
25th Percentile$61,000$5,083$29
10th Percentile$51,000$4,250$25

Highest Paying Types of Creative Project Managers

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Product Development Manager$113,437$9,453$54.54166,871
Web Manager$82,696$6,891$39.76107,495
Product Marketing Manager$112,220$9,352$53.95166,047
Media Manager$96,475$8,040$46.38110,888
Brand Manager$97,789$8,149$47.01127,429
Pricing Manager$109,525$9,127$52.66119,997

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Meta Jobs (7)
  2. Thomson Reuters Jobs (5)
  3. Macy's Jobs (5)
  4. Accenture Jobs (9)
  5. The Walt Disney Company Jobs (9)

Which Companies Pay Creative Project Managers The Most?

The highest paying companies for creative project managers are Meta and Apple according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Amazon and Kabam report highly competitive wages for creative project managers.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Meta$153,871$73.98526
2Apple$148,352$71.32258
3Amazon$121,368$58.3529
4Kabam$100,656$48.39
5Mattel$99,969$48.0610
6Alteryx$96,397$46.34
7Caterpillar$94,507$45.447
8BuzzFeed$89,635$43.09
9Accenture$87,956$42.2933
10Mood Media$87,300$41.97
11Weichert$87,011$41.83
12Deluxe$86,251$41.471
13Starbucks$86,242$41.4614
14Carrier$85,343$41.0388
15Brilliant$85,047$40.893
16Merkle$83,621$40.20
17Techtronic Industries TTI$83,547$40.17
18Splunk$81,413$39.1420
19Allstate$81,389$39.13
20Matrix Service Company$79,883$38.415

How Much Do Creative Project Managers Make In Different Industries?

Creative project manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the technology, media, and professional industries tend to offer much higher salaries for creative project managers. For example, creative project managers make a whopping average salary of $86,105 while working in the technology industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $79,022 in the media industry and $72,127 in the professional industry.

Creative project managers may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $70,090.

Highest Paying Industries For Creative Project Managers

RankIndustryAverage SalaryHourly Rate
1Technology$86,105$41.40
2Media$79,022$37.99
3Professional$72,127$34.68
4Manufacturing$70,459$33.87
5Hospitality$70,090$33.70

High Paying Creative Project Manager Jobs

Creative Project Manager Pay Trends

Average Creative Project Manager Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Creative Project Manager Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2023$75,400$36.26+3.7%
    2022$72,600$34.90+1.9%
    2021$71,200$34.25+1.5%
    2020$70,100$33.72+0.8%
    2019$69,600$33.45+1.9%

    Recently Added Creative Project Manager Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Helen of TroyCreative Project Manager-OXONew York, NY11/29/2022$70,287
    TagProject Manager, Creative ServicesTarrytown, NY11/26/2022$43,330
    CSMCreative Project ManagerNew York, NY11/24/2022$58,500
    CellaCreative Project ManagerWaltham, MA11/24/2022$78,096
    24 Seven TalentCreative Project ManagerBowne, MI11/22/2022$80,000
    Snap Inc.Creative Project ManagerSan Francisco, CA11/17/2022$78,000
    Snap Inc.Creative Project ManagerSan Francisco, CA11/17/2022$78,000
    Ace HardwareCreative Project Manager (Hybrid)Oak Brook, IL11/11/2022$68,600
    Metric TheoryCreative Project ManagerDenver, CO11/11/2022$55,000
    Randstad UsCreative Project ManagerNew York, NY11/09/2022$125,220

    Creative Project Manager Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Creative Project Managers The Most?

    Rhode Island pays Creative Project Managers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $96,036 per year, or $46.17 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Creative Project Manager?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Creative Project Manager if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $91,989 per year.

    What Type Of Creative Project Manager Gets Paid The Most?

    Creative Director gets paid the most. Creative Director made a median salary of $137,779. The best-paid 10 percent make $179,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $105,000.

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