The average salary for an Experienced Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager is $73,884.
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Job Description for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager
The goal of a search engine optimization (SEO) manager is to make his/her company’s search results appear as the top results (organic, not paid) in various search engines when relevant searches are made. Although SEO is the main duty of the job, this manager may also increase presence in various online directories in order to promote the company. SEO managers may also be in charge of designing web pages at which prospective customers arrive after clicking on a search engine result, so graphic a…Read more
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager Tasks
- Organize and run projects and campaigns to improve website search result listings.
- Conduct analysis to evaluate the performance of search engine optimization strategies.
- Establish relationships with other websites in order to expand link connections and create partnerships.
- Carry out search engine optimization, including conducting key word research, building links, choosing domain names.
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Popular Skills for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager
Web Content Management
Skills in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Content Management, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Web Analytics and Google Analytics.
Pay by Experience Level for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager
An entry-level Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,088 based on 21 salaries. An early career Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,379 based on 238 salaries. A mid-career Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,960 based on 239 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,075.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 64.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (33.0% more) and New York, New York (21.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (2.7% less).
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