Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist is $40,196 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$29,084 - $59,464
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MEDIAN: $40,195
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.15 - $20.52
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,084 - $59,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,851  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $7,500  
Commission
$1,944 - $3,084  
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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$25,360 - $59,064  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 586
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $20.52  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $31.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,851  
   
Commission
$1,944 - $3,084  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $7,500  
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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$25,360 - $59,064  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 586
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Job Description for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Search engine optimization (SEO) specialists are experts whose roles are to increase the visibility of a website. Their task is to develop web contents and conduct online campaigns that are in line with a client's strategies. They are also responsible for content optimization and for analysis of the results of these SEO campaigns. SEO specialists usually works for large organization or business entities with substantial investment and presence on the Internet. They are usually hired by (and report to) an SEO manager or an IT (information technology) manager. They typically collaborate with the development and QA teams as well as the marketing department in order to ensure that SEO best practices, guidelines and targets are met. SEO specialists work in company offices together with the other members of the SEO team as well as the rest of the technology personnel. The bulk of their work days may consist of meetings, telephone conferences and desk work, which may involve coding, generating and analyzing reports, and writing documentations. SEO specialists generally maintain normal work hours but as with any job in the technology industry. To work as an SEO specialist requires a bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science and significant work experience in search engine optimization. Completion of a certificate course in SEO will be very helpful for those with no work background in SEO.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Tasks
  • Conduct competitive analysis and content optimization.
  • Write web content and design online campaigns for clients.
  • Implement SEO strategies with target goals in mind.
  • Analyze the success of SEO campaigns and communicate the results to stakeholders.

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Experience Affects Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 50%
National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salaries

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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National Average
$39,000
Web Analytics
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HTML
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Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
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Web Marketing
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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 25%
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