Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists take home approximately $45K per year on average. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,533 - $63,499
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$33K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,963
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,533 - $63,499  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $6,489  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Commission
$9,000  
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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$31,528 - $65,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$2.07 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$102.13 - $6,489  
   
Commission
$9,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$31,528 - $65,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,775

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 48 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), Orlando (+18 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists in Norfolk report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Milwaukee (16 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
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Google Analytics
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Social Media Marketing
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Google Ad Words
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Microsoft Excel
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Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
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National Average
$45,000

Web Analytics
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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