Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists is very modest at just $40K annually. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists (61 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction.

$29,298 - $57,645

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$10.41 - $21.99

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,298 - $57,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
Profit Sharing
$807 - $10,323  
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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$25,749 - $57,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 407
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $21.99  
   
Overtime
$16.08 - $32.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$807 - $10,323  
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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$25,749 - $57,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists, New York provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and Phoenix (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 11 percent below the national average. Workers in Salt Lake City and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salaries

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
0%

Web Analytics
0%

National Average
$39,000

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
up arrow 1%

Web Marketing
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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