How to Become an SEO Specialist
How Much Do SEO Specialists Make?
Salaries in SEO vary significantly—a result of the fact that it’s possible to perform SEO at both very large and very small scales. Part-time freelance SEO Specialists, for example, may take home $20,000 a year working only a few hours a week, while someone at the head of a large SEO firm can expect to earn a six-figure salary.
Does SEO Pay Well?
People falling under the catch-all title SEO Specialist can earn between $55,000 to $80,000. For more junior positions, like SEO Researchers, the salary ranges from $30,000 to $60,000 and $35,000 to $75,000 for Content Writers. Link Builders also exhibit a wide range of salaries, from $35,000 on the low end to $100,000 on the high end.
At the median, an SEO Specialist earns $49,000 a year, with SEO Managers’ median salaries sitting significantly higher, at around $63,000.
At the high end are SEO Directors—who typically earn between $70,000 and $120,000—and SEO Team Managers and Campaign Managers, in the $50,000 to $100,000 range.
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