Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager is $59,619 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. A skill in Microsoft Excel is associated with high pay for this job.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Total Pay (?
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$38,279 - $84,389
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MEDIAN: $59,619
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Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $31.43
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$38,279 - $84,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
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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$38,207 - $88,907  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $31.43  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $36.85  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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$0.00 - $11,836  
   
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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$38,207 - $88,907  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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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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Los Angeles
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New York
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Seattle
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Experience Affects Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Google Ad Words
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National Average
$61,000
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.
Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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