For Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists, annual average wages total $41K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under one in four claim no health benefits at all. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,764 - $60,240
$31K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,149
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$12.00 - $24.10
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,764 - $60,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,809  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,497 - $59,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $24.10  
   
Overtime
$17.38 - $36.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,809  
   
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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$29,497 - $59,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,526

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For Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+28 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Salt Lake City (+18 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists in Dallas earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Portland and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
078
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salaries

Web Content Management
up arrow 6%

Web Marketing
up arrow 5%


HTML
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
0%

National Average
$41,000


Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
up arrow 1%

Google Ad Words
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%

Copywriting
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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