Average Early-Career Social Media Manager Salary

$47,599
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,982
Bonus
$2,449
Commission
$1,189
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Social Media Manager is $47,599.
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$33k
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$48k
90%
$68k
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Salary
$33k - $68k
Bonus
$100 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$400 - $8k
Commission
$101 - $10k
Total Pay
$28k - $67k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Social Media Manager

An entry-level Social Media Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,173 based on 172 salaries. A mid-career Social Media Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,829 based on 1,239 salaries. An experienced Social Media Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,579 based on 257 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,626.
Employees with Social Media Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,698 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.1%
Mid Career
73.0%
Experienced
15.1%
Late Career
1.8%