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Average Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Salary

$48,185
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,000
Bonus
$3,560
Commission
$5,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist is $48,185.
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$38k
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$48k
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$68k
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What Do Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

3.9 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist are from the companies Expedia, Inc., Microsoft Corp and RIESTER. Reported salaries are highest at Expedia, Inc. where the average pay is $62,400. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include RIESTER, earning around $55,000. Pearson Education pays the lowest at around $47,500. Microsoft Corp also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialists?

An entry-level Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,313 based on 28 salaries. An early career Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,195 based on 274 salaries. A mid-career Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,370 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,391 based on 12 salaries.
Employees with Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 32.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (5.6% more) and San Diego, California (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (9.8% less) and Denver, Colorado (8.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 378 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.4%
Early Career
72.5%
Mid Career
16.9%
Experienced
3.2%

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