Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Salary

The average pay for a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager is $64,276 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. A skill in Web Analytics is associated with high pay for this job.
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$41,494 - $91,180
$41K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $65,349
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$10.14 - $50.51
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$51
MEDIAN: $24.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,494 - $91,180  
   
Bonus
$970 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,160 - $11,500  
Commission
$19,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,053 - $98,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $50.51  
   
Overtime
$29.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $14,000  
   
Commission
$19,200  
Profit Sharing
$1,160 - $11,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,053 - $98,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager

The search engine marketing (SEM) manager leads a team of marketing associates working to increase the use of the particular search engine their company has developed. There is a heated battle between different search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, so this industry is very competitive in battling for users so as to increase advertising revenue.

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Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Tasks

  • Build and implement online strategies and goals through web marketing.
  • Manage budget and resources for online services.
  • Collaborate with design and content staff to ensure projects are aligned with marketing objectives and expectations.
  • Monitor and track utilization, performance and traffic analytics to optimize keyword efforts.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,187

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Key Stats for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲11%

National Average
$66,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Salaries


Online Marketing
▼0%

National Average
$66,000





Social Media Marketing
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%
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