A Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Account Manager earns an average salary of $48,223 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Google Ad Words. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$32,179 - $66,410
MEDIAN: $48,222

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$32,179 - $66,410  
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$33,136 - $70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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

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

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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


47 %
53 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 12%