Average Entry-Level Social Media Manager Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Social Media Manager is $14.34.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
$98 - $5,171
Profit Sharing
$968 - $9,148
$0 - $2,750
Total Pay
$21,631 - $50,542

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Job Description for Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager Tasks
  • Develop and execute the corporate social media strategy.
  • Monitor Web 2.0 activities across departments and geographies, guiding participants on integration and best practices while encouraging successful participation.
  • Identify influential opportunities, engage regularly with audiences online and speak publicly as a thought-leader on the company social media strategy.

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Popular Skills for Social Media Manager

Skills in Content Management, Graphic Design and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Optimization and Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Media Manager

An early career Social Media Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.46 based on 2,741 salaries. A mid-career Social Media Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.16 based on 1,239 salaries. An experienced Social Media Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.17 based on 257 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Social Media Manager in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 14.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.9% more) and New York, New York (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (26.9% less).

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