Growing Job Trend in SEO Industry

Posted by 24 February, 2009

We hear job cut and lay off everywhere. Unemployment rate hits alltime high in all major industries. But Relax guys! Here comes an interesting information from Indeed a Job Search engine. The growing number of SEO jobs listed on, grew 20% in 2008, from 2,234 to 2,698 which is really remarkable. Salaries range from $30,000 to six digit based on the position you look for. According to, average seo salaries for job postings nationwide are 16% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.


The above graph speak the entire story. The reason for the growth in job market for SEO Industry is the growing competition among the website owners and they look for people who can show results with online SEO campaigns. People tired of traditional media advertisements and digital media marketing is on hot seat now.

The below comparision between SEO, Software and Marketing salary trend provides some insight details. Also noted saying here as, average SEO Job salaries for job postings nationwide are 26% higher than average Marketing Job salaries for job postings nationwide.



The SEO industry is blooming and the demand is strong and focussed. The bottom line is the oppurtunity is wide open and its left to us to grab it. Also the salaries mnetioned here varies based on experience. Every company / consultant firm who is looking for candiates should make sure that the person is expertized in all latest “SEO Trends” and don’t just struggle with basic keyword selection etc.

What do you feel? Does the industry on upper hand and moving forward? Share your opinion.

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February 24, 2009

Great post! I agree with you, the demand is increasing and the salary too.

Posted by Raghavan
February 24, 2009

I agree strongly. Not only the marketing firms and organizations are looking at seo seriously, but the corporates (big and small) are seeing this as an economical way to promote their business and services. At such time of economy, with cut budgets, they have to concentrate on online marketing which gives the no.s and the ROI. Thus, making it easier to invest more which reaps more benefits. Corporates are already having a different team for online marketing and they are having seo and sem in-house. Cheers… there is lot more to see dear seo folks.

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Posted by Aashish
February 25, 2009

I agree with this post details and hope SEO and Internet Marketing Field will come with great reults and oppurtunities this year……….

Posted by Vishal Shastri
February 25, 2009

Its good see that seo still has kept up the growing trend despite the economic down turn

Posted by krishna
February 26, 2009


I feel too good to see you reaching heights.

My best wishes.

Posted by Priya
February 26, 2009

Mercy, Its nice that you came around to write a topic on booming SEO industry and its the fact always organic search listings is on demand :)

Wish you the best,

Posted by Jag (SEO) Follow
March 5, 2009

Good to hear! When it was downtime, I was thinking about uptime, finally here we got.

Thanks for the post dear!

Posted by Ankush Kohli
June 11, 2009

The most important aspect in the growing seo industry is the emerging web designing opportunities across the globe and the new trend among the people to make themselves more available online.

January 29, 2010

can any body give me the listing of SEO comany which is CMM level 5

Posted by v2web
July 31, 2010

i agree increasing seo job opportunities but salary packages are very less than other jobs…

Posted by cprmnc
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