SEO Labor Market on PayScale, my old login to PayScale still works! Site URL is

They do have SEO category now and offering 16 SEO job categories. I typed “sempo” for the “Certifications” question and asked to choose:

[_] Advanced SEO, Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)
[_] SEM Fundamentals, Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)
[_] Advanced Search Advertising (PPC), Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)

Salary for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist National Median is $41,228 and SEMPO Certification can get you more of $13,000 in the pocket.

I set this test scenario:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager – New York

Anonymous Profile: Years In Field/Career 7
Job Location (City withheld for privacy), New York, United States
Salary (Annual) $75,000
Bonus (Annual) $3,750

More Details:

Number Supervised 0
Reports To Vice President (VP), Marketing
People Managed None
People Management Tasks None
People Management Scope None
Employer Type Company
Years with Employer 3
Number of Employees 40
Salary Type Standard Full-Time 40+ Hours Per Week
Vacation Weeks 3
All Benefits/Perks Paid Holidays / Vacation, 401(k), Life Insurance/Disability, Laptop / Notebook Computer, Internet Access (DSL/ISDN/Cable…)
Health Benefit None
School/Degree (School Name withheld for privacy), Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc/SB), Marketing, 2000
Age (Age withheld for privacy)

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