The average salary for an Early-Career Social Media Manager with Project Management skills is $47,605.
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Job Description for Social Media Manager
Social media managers are responsible for facilitating social media tasks and communicating with customers and vendors to manage social media pages, profiles, and sites. They also use personal computers to write company statements and respond to questions, concerns, and inquiries. Social media managers must be highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications for word processing, email management, spreadsheets, and presentations. They must have strong communication skills in order to lead te…Read more
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
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Optimization
Skills in Social Media Marketing and Social Media Optimization are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications, 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 $43,448 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Social Media Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,164 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Social Media Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,984 based on 17 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Social Media Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 57.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (23.0% more) and New York, New York (15.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (20.2% less), Dallas, Texas (4.8% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (3.4% less).
Years of Experience
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