Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Account Manager Salary

The average pay for a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Account Manager is $48,563 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$35,047 - $67,942
MEDIAN: $48,563

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$35,047 - $67,942  
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$33,208 - $71,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%