SOURCE: Onward Search

Onward Search

November 29, 2011 14:12 ET

Onward Search Releases SEO Salary Guide for the Top 20 U.S. Markets

New Infographic Guide Provides a Concise Picture of the Hiring Demand and Earning Potential for Search Engine Optimization Professionals Within the U.S.

WILTON, CT--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - Onward Search, the nation's leading staffing agency for Internet marketing and interactive design talent, released an infographic guide today that will help SEO professionals advance their careers and locate the best job opportunities in the United States. The SEO Salary Guide for the Top 20 U.S. Markets, available in the Onward Search Career Center at, identifies the best markets in the U.S. to find an SEO job, which professions are in the highest demand, and the earning potential for each segment.

The SEO Salary Guide identifies the top 20 cities in the U.S. for SEO jobs. New York, NY tops the list, followed closely by Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. The guide then presents a breakdown of the six most common SEO related job titles according to Onward Search's total SEO job postings during 2011. "SEO Manager" was the most common job title, representing 27% of the job postings. The guide also includes the salary ranges for each job title within the top 20 cities. This valuable cross section of opportunity, earning potential and geography will help SEOs across the country make more informed decisions about their career paths.

"SEOs are savvy minded, career focused individuals who are consistently looking for opportunities to challenge themselves and grow their careers," stated Tom Hull, vice president of Onward Search's Executive Search division. "Creating this resource helps our talent quickly identify the best areas in the country to land SEO jobs."

Fueled by the rise of mobile Internet, social media, local search and behavioral targeting, search engine optimization jobs continue to be in high demand across the country. Based on data from Onward Search's proprietary Recruitics™ job posting software, the company saw a 64% increase in SEO job openings year over year.

"The demand for talented and innovative SEO professionals is evident as search remains one of the fastest growing professions in the country," said Ken Clark, chief operating officer, Onward Search. "We're hoping the SEO Salary Guide helps SEOs identify and target the job markets and areas of expertise that offer the greatest potential for career advancement."

About Onward Search

Onward Search is the nation's leading staffing agency for Internet marketing and interactive design talent. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract staffing, permanent placement, and executive search.

Onward Search is headquartered in Wilton, CT with branch offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. We can be found online at, on Twitter at @onwardsearch and on Facebook at

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