Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K annually. Most Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists are male. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,915 - $57,472
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,220
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$10.95 - $22.13
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$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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Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 39 percent. Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+25 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), and Phoenix (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers in Tampa and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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
up arrow 2%

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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