Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Salary

For Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists, annual average wages total $45K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists making up 53 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,183 - $63,388
$32K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,657
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$13.61 - $25.43
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MEDIAN: $18.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,183 - $63,388  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $6,299  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,426 - $65,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$2.07 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$150.00 - $6,299  
   
Commission
$9,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,426 - $65,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,593

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists that is 49 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), Orlando (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Search Engine Marketing Specialists in Norfolk bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Miami and Milwaukee (10 percent lower).

Key Stats for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
86%
5-9 years
6%
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Skills That Affect Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
▲4%

Google Analytics
▲2%

Social Media Marketing
▲2%


Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▼1%

Web Analytics
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

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