SEO Jobs - Average Salaries

Saturday, 7 July 2007

The demand for qualified SEO professionals is booming in Australia. Many agencies are looking for experienced professionals, but cannot find the right people. SEO companies are also forced to advertise jobs targeted at IT professionals or marketing professionals offering them to be trained as SEOs.
Recruitment agencies are also fighting to attract qualified SEO applicants as the offer is limited.

The good thing if you are a SEO consultant is that the salaries are risings. Earlier this year, The Australian has published and article quoting huge salaries for qualified SEO consultants. These figures seem to be a little bit over-exagerated, but they demonstrate that wages are rising in Australia.

Looking at our UK cousin, the same trend can be identified. According to UK IT Jobs Watch the average salary for SEO Professionals has increased by more than 10% in the last 3 months compared to the same period last year. The current salariy is £31,947 per year, which is the highest level since 2004.

Due to the high demand and the strong growth rate of the SEO/SEM industry the salaries are expected to increase at a similar rate in the next 6 months. So if you are considering changing job, do not be shy and negociate...

5 Comments:

Sister2brother said...

Just wanted to say that I have recently become a SEO Consultant here in the States. The salaries tend to run quite good but I'd rather work as a freelancer than working for a company.

sesakebon said...

Thanks for your comment. I would be really interested in finding out the salary range for a SEO consultant in the US ? How much is the hourly rate as a freelance consultant ?

Might move over there one day...

Aarti said...

Hi! I was searchihng seo jobs in australia.. and i found ur article on seo salries.. it is really gud...but i want to ask one thing... that i m working in an it company as seo executive.. in india..and i want to go austrailia..is ther any bright future of seo in australia??
or if u cac give me some more information abt seo jobs in australia.. thank u so much
:)
Aarti

sesakebon said...

Hi Aarti,

The SEO industry is growing rapidely in Australia so there is a real demand for SEO qualified professionals. I have just posted more information on the last post:
http://seo-sydney.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-find-your-seo-job-in-australia.html

Lucas said...

Just came back from the San Jose search conference. The market in the US is more mature and so are the salaries.

There is a lot more segmentation, whereas in Australia many companies and agencies are still looking for SEO/SEM-combo roles.