The average pay for a Senior Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager is $75,354 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$50,367 - $96,209
MEDIAN: $75,354

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$45,958 - $95,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Job Description for Senior Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager

Senior search engine optimization (SEO) managers lead teams of SEO staff, create projects, and delegate tasks, and must determine how certain content can be optimized for search engines so that both paid and organic search results are highly visible. These managers also work with other departments within the company, such as graphic design, marketing, programming, and client services.


Senior Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager Tasks

  • Develop tools, best practices and strategies to increase organic web-traffic.
  • Conduct keyword and market research and serve as chief subject matter expert in everything SEO.
  • Collaborate with product teams and project managers to implement best practices that improve organic traffic.
  • Review websites to identify and improve site architecture, new page designs, content development, and linking.

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 6%