How much do SEO specialist make

The amount that an SEO specialist in the United States can make varies on the state that the job is in and the state the applicant lives in.

On average an entry-level professional can expect to make $54,496 a year, which equates to approximately $26.20 per hour.

Which make SEO worth pursuing as a beginner job.

How I Negotiated a larger SEO Salary

Before reading, I know you might be thinking that maybe that is too little of an amount. You may be wondering how do you make six figures in the SEO field, well in the video below I explain in detail how I was able to get a six figure SEO salary.

The least amount that an entry-level specialist makes $44,000, which equates $21.15 per hour.

The salary can vary based on the state you live in, the state the job is in, the tasks you will be required to complete, and the amount of experience needed.

With the average SEO salary being well above the poverty line in the United States, you can make a living off SEO, but like any career path you should not become stagnate, instead look for ways to level up your skill set so you can make more money.

Top 10 States with the Highest Paying SEO Specialist Salaries in 2023

Here is a table of the top ten states with the highest paying SEO Specialist salaries.

Data aggregated from Indeed, and Glassdoor salary calculator

State Estimated Salary
Washington (State) $75,794
Washington D.C. $74,007
California $64,236
Colorado $60,505
Virginia $59,847
New York $59,566
Texas $58,429
Maryland $55,613
Connecticut $50,315
Pennsylvania $47,430

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Now that you know how much an SEO professional typically makes in the United States you may be wondering where to start when it comes to joining the field.

And with so much information to learn it can seem like a scary task to learn everything on your own.

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Roggie (Raj) Clark is a Senior SEO Manager, specialist & career mentor with 7 years of experience. He has worked with a wide range of clients in many industries including B2B, SaaS, Fintech, home improvement, tech-startups, dentistry, and eye care. He started the blog; Bounce Rank, as a way to help business owners grow their website traffic and to help people who want to get a job in SEO.

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