Average Early-Career Social Media Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$48,139
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,846
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
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The average salary for an Early-Career Social Media Manager in Chicago, Illinois is $48,139.
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$34k
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$48k
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$70k
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$34k - $70k
Bonus
$518 - $8k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$30k - $74k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Social Media Manager

A mid-career Social Media Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,831 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Social Media Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Social Media Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 41.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (9.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 49 survey responses.
Mid Career
83.7%
Experienced
16.3%