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Search Engineer Salary in Seattle

Search Engineer Job Description

A search engineer's main role is to assess the websites of clients to make changes for optimized search engine results. They can be an individual consultant, a company employee or work for a consulting firm. Search engineers are also known as SEO specialists. They understand keyword related searches and how to write specific SEO copy. Search engineers can easily figure out a company's goals in order to know who the target audience is to boost web traffic sales or marketing. They set up a plan to improve search engine rankings on platforms like Google, Bing and Yahoo. These engineers are aware of the newest SEO standards for understanding the search engine results pages (SERPs) the search engine platforms are using. They also maximize web traffic for companies by fixing structural issues, adding particular phrases or keywords, rewriting HTML title tags, testing website layouts and finding valuable inbound links or increasing backlinks.

Living and Working in Seattle

The Emerald City has a growing business and professional services industry. Its technology and biotech sectors are expanding with companies like Cray Inc., Juno Therapeutics and ZymoGenetics. There are also plenty of startups from entrepreneurs wanting to expand off the successes of Internet businesses such as Classmates.com, Amazon and Allrecipes.com. Seattle's port is one of the largest trading hubs in the United States.

The city has a calm atmosphere with plenty to do. It features beautiful evergreen forests, waterfront views and mountains. Seattle is also a coffee town that is home to the original Starbucks. Residents take advantage of the bike trails during pleasant weather, as well as public transportation when needed.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Search Engineers in Seattle earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Search Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$146,825
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $112,000 to a high of $180,000, with a median salary of $150,000.

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Compare Search Engineer salaries by region

Search Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $166,225
  3. New York
  4. $155,084
  5. Seattle
  6. $150,190
  7. San Diego
  8. $150,000
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $145,275
  11. Boston
  12. $144,948
  13. Austin
  14. $141,009
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $135,022
  17. Denver
  18. $134,387
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $128,000
  21. Toronto
  22. C$120,218
  23. Chicago
  24. $119,166
  25. London
  26. £75,809
  27. France
  28. €64,336
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $166,225
  3. New York
  4. $155,084
  5. Seattle
  6. $150,190
  7. San Diego
  8. $150,000
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $145,275
  11. Boston
  12. $144,948
  13. Austin
  14. $141,009
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $135,022
  17. Denver
  18. $134,387
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $128,000
  21. Toronto
  22. C$120,218
  23. Chicago
  24. $119,166
  25. London
  26. £75,809
  27. France
  28. €64,336
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Where Search Engineers are highest in demand

    Search Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: