The average salary of today's search marketer stands at $75,542, a 20% decline from 2009, according to the "2011 SEMPO Salary Survey" released by the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization on June 28. The survey was conducted during the fourth quarter in 2010.
More brands are outsourcing portions of their search marketing budget in 2011, reversing a recent trend, according to SEMPO's "2011 State of Search Marketing Report," released April 13. More than four in 10 companies (44%) conduct their SEO entirely in-house, compared with 51% last year.
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