Advertising Manager at a Glance

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  • 2013
  • 2023

Average Salary for Advertising Manager

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Best States for Advertising Manager

in 2011
Annual Salary
Hourly Pay
New York 4,310 $143,060 $69
Illinois 2,680 $110,170 $53
District of Columbia 260 $106,040 $51

Becoming an Advertising Manager

Most advertising manager jobs typically require a bachelor's degree and related work experience in advertising, sales, or marketing Most employers will favor candidates with a bachelor's in advertising or advertising management or a related degree that includes course study in subjects such as marketing, public relations, communications, consumer behavior, accounting, business law, visual arts, and art history.

More and more nonprofit and for-profit universities are offering online as well as on-campus bachelor degree programs in advertising. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh offers an online bachelor's degree in advertising with courses covering storyboarding, public relations, sales, marketing, and advertising campaigns. Some of the specific course listings for this program include:

  • Survey of Advertising
  • Creative and Strategic Planning
  • Public Relations and Promotion
  • Introduction to Design Applications

When it comes to hiring an advertising manager, employers will favor candidates with extensive work experience. Many managers begin their careers as advertising sales agents, buyers, or product, promotions, or public relations specialists. Candidates for jobs as advertising managers must also possess strong analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills.