Average Early-Career Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist Salary

$46,876
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$0
Bonus
$9,500
Commission
$1,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist is $46,876.
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$35k
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$47k
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$66k
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MEDIAN $46,876
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Salary
$35k - $66k
Profit Sharing
$250 - $4k
Commission
$4k - $10k
Total Pay
$35k - $67k

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Job Description for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

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 Pearson Education. Reported salaries are highest at Expedia, Inc. where the average pay is $65,000. Pearson Education pays the lowest at around $47,500.

Career Paths

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Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist
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Popular Skills for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

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

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

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 $40,989 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,338 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,381 based on 15 salaries.
Employees with Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 30.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (9.1% more) and New York, New York (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.0% less) and Denver, Colorado (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 112 survey responses.
Entry Level
28.6%
Mid Career
58.0%
Experienced
13.4%

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