Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists is very modest at just $40K per year. Most Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Although roughly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The majority of Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists (65 percent) who took the survey are men.

$29,915 - $57,472
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,220
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$10.95 - $22.13
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$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,915 - $57,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,823  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$27,217 - $56,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $22.13  
   
Overtime
$16.33 - $34.03  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,823  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$27,217 - $56,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,048

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For Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+25 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), and Phoenix (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tampa (12 percent lower) and San Diego (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salaries

Web Content Management
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Google Ad Words
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Google Analytics
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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National Average
$39,000

Web Analytics
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Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
up arrow 1%

Web Marketing
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HTML
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
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Copywriting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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