A recent study on the local search industry reveals how much
the average SEO professional earns in a year, and what they
bill per hour.
Based on responses from 650 local marketers study include a range of American agencies, local businesses, franchises, and freelancers collected by "Bright Local" in its seventh annual report.
The study said that average SEO professional earned $81,103 in 2018, which is up from 2017, while Agencies and freelancers are paid an average $1,779 per client each month, up $109 in a year.
Freelance and agency SEOs bill their clients an average of $119 per hour, which reveals at last that the median minimum monthly retainer for local marketing services is $500-699. Also the study showed the services that are most in-demand from clients: web design and development, on-site SEO, and SEO audits, and by these results 93% of marketers feel optimistic that 2019 will be a positive year for SEO.