Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists take home approximately $41K annually on average. For the most part, Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists (58 percent) who responded to the survey. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,479 - $60,375
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,147
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$11.85 - $24.09
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$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,479 - $60,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,920  
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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$29,101 - $59,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $24.09  
   
Overtime
$17.38 - $36.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,920  
   
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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$29,101 - $59,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,566

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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists, 50 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+28 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), Salt Lake City (+20 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Los Angeles and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 21 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salaries

Web Content Management
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Web Marketing
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HTML
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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Web Analytics
0%

National Average
$41,000

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
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Google Ad Words
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Google Analytics
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Social Media Marketing
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Copywriting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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