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SEO Director Salary

National Average
$89,500 $112,857 /year $161,000
$54 /hour
National Average
$7,458 $9,404 /month $13,417
$54 /hour
National Average
$1,721 $2,170 /week $3,096
$54 /hour
National Average
$43.03 $54 /hour $77.40
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $147,000 $12,250 $2,826 $71
75th Percentile $124,000 $10,333 $2,384 $60
Average $112,857 $9,404 $2,170 $54
25th Percentile $97,000 $8,083 $1,865 $47
SEO Director Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a SEO Director make?

As of May 17, 2022, the average annual pay for a SEO Director in the United States is $112,857 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $54.26 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,170/week or $9,405/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $161,000 and as low as $89,500, the majority of SEO Director salaries currently range between $97,000 (25th percentile) to $124,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $147,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a SEO Director varies greatly (by as much as $27,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the SEO Director job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A SEO Director in your area makes on average $109,534 per year, or $3,323 (3%) less than the national average annual salary of $112,857. Virginia ranks number 4 out of 50 states nationwide for SEO Director salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for SEO Director jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a SEO Director on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for SEO Director Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a SEO Director job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Jose, CA, with Oakland, CA and Tanaina, AK close behind in the second and third positions. Tanaina, AK beats the national average by $21,934 (19.4%), and San Jose, CA furthers that trend with another $24,046 (21.3%) above the $112,857 average.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a SEO Director appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 4% between San Jose, CA and Concord, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a SEO Director role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Jose, CA$136,903$11,409$2,633$65.82
Oakland, CA$135,346$11,279$2,603$65.07
Tanaina, AK$134,792$11,233$2,592$64.80
Wasilla, AK$134,790$11,232$2,592$64.80
Hayward, CA$132,511$11,043$2,548$63.71
Jackson, WY$132,369$11,031$2,546$63.64
Norwalk, CT$132,021$11,002$2,539$63.47
Seattle, WA$131,599$10,967$2,531$63.27
Vallejo, CA$131,566$10,964$2,530$63.25
Concord, CA$131,288$10,941$2,525$63.12

What are Top 5 Best Paying Related SEO Director Jobs in the U.S.

Analyzing some similar jobs related to the SEO Director job category, we found that Head Of SEO jobs have average salaries greater than SEO Director jobs.

Significantly, Head Of SEO jobs pay 15.2% ($17,106) more than the average SEO Director salary of $112,857. If you’re qualified, finding work as a Head Of SEO may help you make more money than that of the average SEO Director position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Head Of SEO$129,963$10,830$2,499$62.48
Site Search$86,579$7,215$1,665$41.62
SEO Technical Specialist$84,063$7,005$1,617$40.41
Optimum Consulting$81,646$6,804$1,570$39.25
Director SEO$80,436$6,703$1,547$38.67
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.