Average Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Salary

$68,096
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,993
Bonus
$19,200
Commission
$3,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager is $68,096.
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$48k
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$68k
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$95k
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MEDIAN $68,096
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Salary
$48k - $95k
Bonus
$679 - $13k
Profit Sharing
$912 - $15k
Commission
$0 - $19k
Total Pay
$48k - $99k

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Job Description for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager Tasks
  • Collaborate with design and content staff to ensure projects are aligned with marketing objectives and expectations.
  • Monitor and track utilization, performance and traffic analytics to optimize keyword efforts.
  • Build and implement online strategies and goals through web marketing.
  • Manage budget and resources for online services.

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Popular Skills for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager

Skills in Web Analytics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google Analytics, Google Ad Words and Search Engine Marketing (SEM).

Pay by Experience Level for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager

An entry-level Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,546 based on 6 salaries. An early career Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,669 based on 207 salaries. A mid-career Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,472 based on 181 salaries. An experienced Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,484 based on 38 salaries.
Employees with Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.3% more) and New York, New York (12.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 432 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
47.9%
Mid Career
41.9%
Experienced
8.8%

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