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Salary Comparison for the Position of “SEO Specialist”

The data in the chart below was pulled from Indeed.com on 7/2/2014.

We averaged the salary of all open “SEO Specialist” positions by state, and then averaged all the states to give the national average. We also collected Cost of Living information for each state, and have provided a “normalized” salary based on that information. Use this for apples-to-apples comparison because it costs a lot more to live in California than it does in Alabama. Cost of living data is from Q1 2014. The positions used for these calculations will not exactly match your requirements, benefits, or your ability to pay salary.

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The national average salary for “SEO Specialist” is: $57,640

 

StateAverage Salary of “SEO Specialist”Salary required to equal national average when adjusted for cost of living.
Alabama$62,000.00$57,288.00
Alaska$45,000.00$59,310.00
Arizona$50,000.00$50,900.00
Arkansas$62,000.00$57,350.00
California$66,000.00$83,886.00
Colorado$54,000.00$54,216.00
Connecticut$71,000.00$88,892.00
Delaware$54,000.00$57,078.00
Florida$57,000.00$56,829.00
Georgia$70,000.00$64,890.00
Hawaii$38,000.00$61,902.00
Idaho$40,000.00$37,680.00
Illinois$70,000.00$66,850.00
Indiana$59,000.00$53,513.00
Iowa$60,000.00$55,500.00
Kansas$56,000.00$51,128.00
Kentucky$53,000.00$47,700.00
Louisiana$55,000.00$52,415.00
Maine$54,000.00$59,238.00
Maryland$63,000.00$74,151.00
Massachusetts$74,000.00$89,762.00
Michigan$62,000.00$58,218.00
Minnesota$54,000.00$54,972.00
Mississippi$64,000.00$56,192.00
Missouri$60,000.00$56,220.00
Montana$51,000.00$50,286.00
Nebraska$45,000.00$41,265.00
Nevada$47,000.00$47,094.00
New Hampshire$60,000.00$69,660.00
New Jersey$66,000.00$84,216.00
New Mexico$53,000.00$49,502.00
New York$74,000.00$97,828.00
North Carolina$58,000.00$56,724.00
North Dakota$54,000.00$54,216.00
Ohio$59,000.00$55,519.00
Oklahoma$61,000.00$55,144.00
Oregon$59,000.00$71,803.00
Pennsylvania$59,000.00$59,944.00
Rhode Island$56,000.00$67,704.00
South Carolina$60,000.00$57,660.00
South Dakota$46,000.00$45,218.00
Tennessee$57,000.00$51,129.00
Texas$59,000.00$54,752.00
Utah$48,000.00$44,640.00
Vermont$54,000.00$63,288.00
Virginia$62,000.00$60,140.00
Washington DC$77,000.00$79,002.00
West Virginia$58,000.00$80,968.00
Wisconsin$55,000.00$54,230.00
Wyoming$51,000.00$50,388.00

 

 

Historical Averages:
June 2014: $57,200