$46,020
Avg. Salary
$18.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,050

Profit Sharing

$1,250

Commission

$6,000

The average pay for a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist is $18.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist is $46,020 per year.

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$0$66K
Salary $33,748 - $64,922
Bonus $149 - $7,616
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,960
Commission $503 - $17,879
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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$32,294 - $66,526
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 431
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $27.00
Overtime $19.57 - $40.94
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $149 - $7,616
Commission $503 - $17,879
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,960
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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$32,294 - $66,526
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

Job Description for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

Search engine marketing (SEM) specialists work in a variety of settings, ranging from smaller websites to large firms. Job duties include planning strategies and goals for optimization results, conducting keyword research, and producing marketing campaigns. They are also in charge of auditing content and content delivery, generating detailed reports, and keeping up to date with the latest trends and concepts in search engine marketing. SEM specialists' work requires excellent communication skills, as they must regularly communicate with other departments about potential improvements and techniques. Although individuals in this position report to management, the ability to work independently is also needed. In some large firms or websites, the SEM specialist may be required to working with a team of other marketing specialists.

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Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Tasks

  • Assist in the development and implementation of banner advertising, email and online marketing strategies.
  • Compile and organize website traffic data using tracking tools.
  • Coordinate transfer of incoming and outgoing internet information.

Common Career Paths for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist


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Popular Skills for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $46,009

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Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist?

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist in Bend:
"Add resources for increased efficiency."
Pros: I love the people on my team, benefits at work are pretty good and we have an opportunity to really help out the company in a financial way where most other departments are not able to do that.
Cons: We're still pursuing more resources and higher scale-ability, since a lot of our processes are still manual, and other teams who depend on our services aren't trained very well in regards to our abilities and best practices, which also affects our efficiency.

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist in St. Paul:
"Resident SEM Queen."
Pros: Challenging. Creative. Interacting with reps. Campaign analysis. Campaign optimization. Contributing to revenue. Training. Campaign management. Paid parking. 7.5 hour work day.
Cons: No support from managers. No advancement opportunities. No recognition from immediate managers. Minimal annual increases. Minimal employee appreciation. No team building. Tense working environment.

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Key Stats for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
2%

Experience Affects Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Salaries

▲21%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$46,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Salaries

Social Media Optimization
▲13%



National Average
$46,000


Social Media Marketing
▼1%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%