Where to Land the Best Paying PPC Jobs [Infographic]

Looking for a career in the pay-per-click (PPC) advertising field? New York City and Chicago have the most open PPC positions, but it seems third place San Jose is home to some of the highest paying PPC jobs, according to Onward Search.

Beyond looking at the top 20 locations to land a PPC job in the U.S., Onward Search’s PPC Jobs Salary Guide looked at the top job titles and salary ranges by city and job title, based on data from the past year from job boards on Indeed.com, Simply Hired, and Onward Search’s own platform, Recrutiics.

At 39 percent, Online Marketing Manager (which also includes variations such as Paid Search Manager, SEM Manager, Search Marketing Manager and Digital Marketing Manager) was the most sought after position, followed by PPC Specialist (24 percent) and Account Manager (16 percent).

Finally, the infographic shows average salaries for PPC jobs in the top 20 cities listed above, with a range from the 25th to 75th percentile.


Onward Search released a SEO salary guide in December.

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About the author

Danny Goodwin formerly was Associate Editor of Search Engine Watch, where he also covered the latest search marketing and industry news. He joined Incisive Media in October 2007, in charge of copy editing columns that appeared on both Search Engine Watch and ClickZ. Prior to a life in the search industry, he worked in the journalism field, working in numerous newsroom positions, before later working as a freelance copy editor.