Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K per year. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, slightly more than a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Male Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. Most Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,305 - $58,402
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,445
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$10.25 - $21.62
(Median)
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$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,305 - $58,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $10,241  
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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$25,525 - $57,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 398
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $21.62  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $32.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$814 - $10,241  
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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$25,525 - $57,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists that is 35 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+28 percent), San Francisco (+26 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), and Phoenix (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 11 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Salt Lake City and 4 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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