Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists lies in the neighborhood of $42K annually. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists are male. The majority of Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although around one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,671 - $61,423
$31K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,228
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$12.00 - $25.47
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.05
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$0$61K
Salary $30,671 - $61,423
Bonus $0.00 - $5,770
Profit Sharing $500
Commission $11,250
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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$29,686 - $61,532
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 354
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.00 - $25.47
Overtime $17.62 - $38.25
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,770
Commission $11,250
Profit Sharing $500
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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$29,686 - $61,532
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,048

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+35 percent), Boston (+25 percent), Salt Lake City (+19 percent), and Seattle (+19 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Dallas Entry-Level Search Engine Optimization Specialists earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Portland and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Advice

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"Keep Your Skills Sharp."
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Key Stats for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salaries

Web Content Management
▲5%

Web Marketing
▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
▼1%

Web Analytics
▼1%


Google Ad Words
▼2%


Social Media Marketing
▼8%

Copywriting
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 25%
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