$41,894
Avg. Salary
$16.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,215

Profit Sharing

$1,800

Commission

$15,000

The average pay for a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist is £22.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist is £23,961 per year.

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$0$60K
Salary $30,847 - $60,481
Bonus $49.32 - $6,183
Profit Sharing $14.54 - $10,365
Commission $15,000
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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$29,512 - $60,280
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 683
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.93 - $24.97
Overtime $17.51 - $36.68
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $49.32 - $6,183
Commission $15,000
Profit Sharing $14.54 - $10,365
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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$29,512 - $60,280
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 227

Job Description for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Search engine optimization (SEO) specialists help develop and/or implement an SEO strategy for their organization. They ensure their company appears early in the search results for relevant keywords within a wide variety of search engines. This may happen, for example, through the use of important keywords throughout their company's website, including paragraphs that the viewer reads and the "meta tags" within the website's "head tags"; cross-linking between a website's pages is another SEO strategy. SEO specialists may focus on one or more types of searches, such as image, video, academic and local searches. These specialists must continuously stay up to date on new and improved methods of improving their company's online visibility, integrating improvements into their company's strategy as needed. They also need to collaborate with other professionals within their company related to the design and content of their company's website to ensure SEO strategies are used effectively.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Tasks

  • Implement SEO strategies with target goals in mind.
  • Analyze the success of SEO campaigns and communicate the results to stakeholders.
  • Conduct competitive analysis and content optimization.
  • Write web content and design online campaigns for clients.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

46%

24%

7%

3%

-19%

National Average: $40,959

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 Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Austin?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist in Austin:
"Home Based Worker."
Pros: I am a home-based independent contracting working from Maine.
Cons: Lack of benefits.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist in Charlotte:
Pros: Charlotte is a great place to work, there's plenty of opportunity in banking and healthcare industries specifically.
Cons: The traffic can be pretty bad at times.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist in Voorhees:
"Keep Your Skills Sharp."
Always keep up-to-date on the latest industry trends as this field changes quickly.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist in Los Angeles:
Pros: Problem solving, creative, interesting. Never the same.
Cons: Superficial benchmarks designed to keep track of progress. Often expected to complete more work than possible within 40 hour work week.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist in Phoenix:
"S EO experience."
Pros: I really enjoy building and designing websites for clients and seeing the success for the client of what I have helped them with.
Cons: Lack of compensation for what I do.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist in Franklin:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, no stress,"
Pros: No stress, good people work togetherno.
Cons: No bad.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist in Scottsdale:
"Constantly Changing."
Pros: SEO is just good knowledge to have. If you want to start a business, having a solid SEO background can give you a leg up on the competition. IT's a constantly changing environment, so you have to be adept to change which make it interesting. You have to think creatively.
Cons: SEO is a lot of hard work. What you do this year could be outdated the next.

Key Stats for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
81%
5-9 years
9%

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 134 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 24%