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

A Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist earns an average salary of $45,062 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$32,168 - $63,761
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MEDIAN: $45,061
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Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.94 - $27.66
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,168 - $63,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,146  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $6,500  
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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$30,969 - $64,440  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $27.66  
   
Overtime
$23.06 - $48.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,146  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $6,500  
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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$30,969 - $64,440  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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Job Description for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

Search engine marketing (SEM) specialists work in a variety of settings, ranging from smaller websites to large firms. Job duties include planning strategies and goals for optimization results, conducting keyword research, and producing marketing campaigns. They are also in charge of auditing content and content delivery, generating detailed reports, and keeping up to date with the latest trends and concepts in search engine marketing. SEM specialists' work requires excellent communication skills, as they must regularly communicate with other departments about potential improvements and techniques. Although individuals in this position report to management, the ability to work independently is also needed. In some large firms or websites, the SEM specialist may be required to working with a team of other marketing specialists.
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Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Tasks
  • Coordinate transfer of incoming and outgoing internet information.
  • Compile and organize website traffic data using tracking tools.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of banner advertising, email and online marketing strategies.

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Experience Affects Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Salaries

Web Analytics
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Microsoft Excel
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$44,000

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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%
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