A Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager earns an average salary of $58,860 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Total Pay (?
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$38,336 - $84,209
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MEDIAN: $58,859
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Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Total Pay (?
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$13.81 - $31.43
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,336 - $84,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,944 - $7,122  
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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$38,889 - $88,594  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $31.43  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,944 - $7,122  
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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$38,889 - $88,594  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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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
Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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New York
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Chicago
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Seattle
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$60,000
Boston
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San Diego
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Experience Affects Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%
National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Salaries

National Average
$60,000
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 14%
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Gender
Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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