Below are all the notable resources we could find for Paid Search Manager salaries, making this the most complete way to research salary information for popular digital marketing jobs. The listings include the top-line salary number plus additional features at each site. By combining all the data points and personalization features, you can get a much better idea of your potential salary.


Paid Search Manager has a good amount of salary information, more than the other PPC positions. Overall, the salary estimates seem pretty consistent. The are minor fluctuations, sometimes even within the same site for synonymous jobs, but there are enough salary sources to arrive at a consensus. We have made note of the special features of each site below, such as modifiers for geography or experience.


If you go searching for additional salary information or job listings, keep in mind these search tips:
– On some sites you may need to use quotes (exact match) to find exactly what you are looking for.
– Word order could be an issue at times, i.e. Paid Search Manager vs. Manager of Paid Search.
– The bigger issue is the number of synonyms and lack of standardization for jobs in this area: Paid Search, PPC, SEM, Search Engine Marketing.


MT weighted average salary: $67,375 (more info)


Average $57.1K for “Manager of Paid Search” as of Nov 2014.
Amazing site. Very detailed. Includes a large sample size, plus these features:
Compensation Breakdown – salary, bonus, profit sharing, commission.
Salary Range – includes figures for the top and bottom 10% of the range.
Geographic Differences – average in popular cities vs. national average.
– Experience Levels – late-career, experienced, mid-career, entry-level.
Desired Skills – that affect salaries for this position.
Job Satisfaction – average rating based on user votes.
Gender Stats – percentage of women vs. men in the field.

Average $61K for “Paid Search Manager” as of Nov 2014.
Average $66K for “PPC Manager” as of Nov 2014.
Average $71K for “SEM Manager” as of Nov 2014.
Average $59K for “Search Engine Marketing Manager” as of Nov 2014.

Helpful site. Key features:
Salary History – chart of salary history of the last 2 years!
Geographic Search – search salaries in any city, not just a select few.

Average $51K for “Paid Search Manager” as of Nov 2014.
Average $61K for “PPC Manager” as of Nov 2014.

Interesting site. Key features:
Salary Reports by Company – look for companies similar to what you want.
– User Comments – some workers talk about or explain their salary level.

Average $60K for “Paid Search Manager” as of Nov 2014.
Possible useful site. Appears to be a calculation of job listings that have salary info and the search phrase.

Not enough salaries to compute an average as of Nov 2014
Helpful site. Key feature:
Salary Reports by Company – look for companies similar to what you want.
note: sign up for the site to see some of the advanced salary features.

Medium $80.2K for “Search Engine Marketing Manager” as of 2013.
Salary guide from Crandall Associates, a recruiter of direct and digital marketing professionals. For more current salary data, updated annually by Crandall Associates, click here.

(UK) £35K – 60K = $55K – 94K for “Paid Search Manager” as of July 2013.
(UK) £35K – 55K = $55K – 86K  for “Paid Search Manager” as of 2012.

Good looking site for the UK.
– Enter your name and email here to get free access to the 2014 salary survey.

(UK) £40K to 50K = $63K to 78.5K for “Paid Search Manager” as of 2014.
Amazing report! Interesting even if you are not in the UK.
– The special section on Digital begins on page 68.

(UK) Average £32K to 35K = $50K to 55K for “PPC Manager” as of 2014.
– Includes average, range of low and high, and average day rate.
– Includes salary differences by region.


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