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$34,563 - $60,402
MEDIAN: $40,976

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Salary $34,563 - $60,402
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$34,766 - $59,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

How much does a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist make in Austin, TX?

In Austin, a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist takes home an average of $40,976 annually. This is 6% less than the national average for a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist which is $43,615 annually.
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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.


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.

About Austin, Texas

Travis County, Texas
475,718 (51.1%)
456,122 (48.9%)
Austin (/ˈɒstᵻn, ˈɔː-/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the 50 largest US cities and the second largest state capital city in the United States after Phoenix, Arizona. As of June 1, 2016, Austin had a population of 931,830 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,010,860 as of June 1, 2016. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado...

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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.

Key Stats for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist


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Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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Skills That Affect Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salaries

Web Analytics

National Average

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)


40 %
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 19%