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Where can you earn the most money in search marketing? Reilly O’Donnell analyzes data from Indeed to show you the top cities to earn big salaries as a search marketer.
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from robgarner 2339 Days ago #
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Looking at the list, four of the cities listed in the top thirty are connected as part of the "DFW" (Dallas / Fort Worth) area.  These cities listed are Plano, Garland, Dallas, and Arlington.  The research may be a little bit of a stretch, because those cities (Garland, etc) do not have the highest concentration of employed search professionals, while other areas (such as Ft Worth) are not even mentioned on the list.  But overall, the DFW area may be the number 1 search job market with all things considered.  Here is a recent Dallas Morning News story I was interviewed for discussing the local search market (which also included a quote from Josh Gampel at Onward Search).http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/classifieds/news/jobcenter/news/stories/DN-searchengine_18emp.ART.State.Edition1.4678652.html

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from SocialSeoMaven 2339 Days ago #
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Montgomery Alabama was near the top!?!?!? <div></div><div>I think it just proves that the sample group was small, or that perhaps city doesn’t matter a ton.</div><div></div><div>I wish those were adjusted for cost of living, because without that the info isn’t particularly helpful.</div>

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from NickWilsdon 2339 Days ago #
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As pointed out on the article, a better title might have been "top US cities". If you are looking worldwide, London UK would top the list (experienced SEM can earn $160k/yr).Wages in Moscow are rising fast, like everything else here. Entry level would expect $25-30k now, experienced SEM can command salaries of $48-72k+. It’s a very shallow market here at the moment though with far too few professionals available to meet demand.  

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from MadGreenape 2338 Days ago #
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There are some major variations city by city. I was offered a senior post at a well known Edinburgh based search company, the salary was well below my current salary. I would have thought with all the out sourcing this lot do they could have afforded more.

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from CavanMoon 2338 Days ago #
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SocialSeoMaven,I reran Reilly’s data, making adjustments for cost of living, with some dramatic results.  Detroit comes out as #1 and 7 cities moved from the top 10 to the bottom 10.  Anyone interested in the Excel file can email me at the address listed in my profile.

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from Ammon 2334 Days ago #
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Actually, Nick, in London, a real top-class SEM can get a director level job for over £100k, so about $200k in that toy money the American’s use. ;)

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from NickWilsdon 2334 Days ago #
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@AmmonBlimey - it would be interesting to put the global SEO wages together with living costs. Although I have a feeling London would still come out top by a wide margin. Of course I manged to move to the most expensive place on the planet. Handy. A report that came out yesterday showed that office space in Moscow is over 2x the price of Mid-Manhatton. Flat rent here is around $2500-4000/month so it makes London look affordable. They still have some way to go to match the salaries to the living costs but in 1-2 years I can see Moscow paying more than most US cities. They don’t have any choice. Travelling from Russia to the US, we find the States extremely cheap. Anna’s saving for a shopping binge when we get to PubCon in December :)

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