Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Account Manager Salary

A Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Account Manager earns an average salary of $49,053 per year. A skill in Google Ad Words is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$35,382 - $67,323
MEDIAN: $49,053

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$35,382 - $67,323  
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$34,024 - $70,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Job Description for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Account Manager

Search engine marketing (SEM) account managers generally hold a role within an advertising company that is responsible for oversight and direct management of search engine marketing and other online advertising. A person in this position must be very familiar with the Internet, have an understanding of online advertising, and have strong customer service skills. These professionals generally work in an office setting, performing tasks such as managing active portfolios and online advertising campaigns to strategically improve clients' organic rankings, traffic, and results. An SEM account manager works with other employees and clients to resolve any client concerns and to analyze, summarize, and present analytical reports. These managers usually report directly to a supervising account manager.


Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Account Manager Tasks

  • Research, analyze and evaluate utilization of targeted campaign performance.
  • Manage and track search engine analytics, document and report trends for clients and management.
  • Provide account management and services to clients; pursuing new opportunities.

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Experience Affects Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Account Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Account Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


43 %
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%