Average Social Media Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$50,213
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,500
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$1,250
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Social Media Manager in Chicago, Illinois is $50,213.
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$34k
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MEDIAN $50,213
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Salary
$34k - $78k
Bonus
$489 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$30k - $84k

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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

An early career Social Media Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,543 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career Social Media Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,012 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Social Media Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,606 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with Social Media Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 42.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 113 survey responses.
Early Career
61.9%
Mid Career
31.9%
Experienced
6.2%