Social Media Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$45,000
$33,000
$45,000
$63,000
Social Media Specialists in the United States make an average salary of $46,023 per year or $22.13 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $63,000. If you like following the crowd, Technology and Professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out Health Care, Technology, and Manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Virginia, Washington, New Jersey, and Arizona provide the highest Social Media Specialist salaries.
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Map of Social Media Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Social Media Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Social Media Specialist Salary By Location

While a Social Media Specialist can average a salary of $46,023 per year, or $22.13 per hour, there are many opportunities for Social Media Specialists to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $57,088 per year. Other high-paying locations include Santa Clara, CA, Redmond, WA and Camden, NJ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $35,000. The highest paying states for Social Media Specialists include Alaska, Virginia and Washington. Meanwhile, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Indiana offer the lowest salaries.

Average Social Media Specialist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Social Media Specialist, working for Meijer or Baxter International might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Nordstrom and Goldman Sachs report highly competitive salaries for Social Media Specialists.

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Average Social Media Specialist Pay By Industry

Social Media Specialist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Health Care, Technology, and Manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Social Media Specialist can make a yearly salary of $48,548 while working for Health Care companies. All the while, other Social Media Specialists are making $47,474 at Technology companies and $46,145 at Manufacturing companies. One industry Social Media Specialists may want to avoid is the Professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $43,667.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$48,548
$49k
Technology
Technology
$47,474
$47k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$46,145
$46k
Retail
Retail
$45,918
$46k
Media
Media
$45,312
$45k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$44,023
$44k
Professional
Professional
$43,667
$44k

Social Media Specialist Salary History

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Social Media Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Social Media Specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Social Media Specialist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Social Media Specialist
Social Media Specialist
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$49,566
$49,566
06/27/2020
Social Media Specialist
Social Media Specialist
06/03/2020
06/03/2020
$45,914
$45,914
06/03/2020
Social Media Specialist
Social Media Specialist
05/27/2020
05/27/2020
$20,870
$20,870
05/27/2020
Social Media Specialist
Social Media Specialist
05/26/2020
05/26/2020
$52,175
$52,175
05/26/2020
Social Media Support Specialist-Austin Texas Only
Social Media Support Specialist-Austin Texas Only
05/22/2020
05/22/2020
$37,566
$37,566
05/22/2020
Thrivas
Thrivas
Social Media Marketing Specialist
Social Media Marketing Specialist
Social Media Marketing Specialist
05/17/2020
05/17/2020
$39,653
$39,653
05/17/2020
Paid Social Media Specialist
Paid Social Media Specialist
05/14/2020
05/14/2020
$66,074
$66,074
05/14/2020
Social Media Specialist
Social Media Specialist
04/15/2020
04/15/2020
$50,000
$50,000
04/15/2020
Thrivas
Thrivas
Social Media Marketing Specialist
Social Media Marketing Specialist
Social Media Marketing Specialist
04/02/2020
04/02/2020
$52,175
$52,175
04/02/2020
Colorado State University
Colorado State University
Senior Social and Digital Media Specialist
Senior Social and Digital Media Specialist
Senior Social and Digital Media Specialist
03/27/2020
03/27/2020
$65,000
$65,000
03/27/2020