We use it everyday for our information, entertainment, and to kill a little time while we're waiting around, but is it worth looking into a job in the social media field?

Jobs in social media are, for the most part, still relatively new when you consider that the internet only really started to take off in the mid 1990's. Now the explosive growth of new social media networks has given rise to an industry that directly employs people around the world in a wide variety of specialist roles that didn’t even exist a few years ago.

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But what jobs are these companies looking to fill?  A website called  postbeyond.com has recently revealed the most searched for social media jobs, as well as the salaries for those jobs. To make this determination, the site analyzed Google search volume data to reveal the most popular social media jobs worldwide, and also took a look at their salaries to find out which jobs are the most competitive.

So what are some of the most popular jobs and how do the salaries of these jobs compare to your current salary? Is it worth leaving your job for a job in the glamorous online field?

Their findings were based on a few different factors and statistics that all went into consideration to determine the best jobs and the best salaries.

Here are a few of the key statistics that were used to determine the actual best jobs in social media.

  • A blogger is the most searched-for job in social media, with a whopping almost 4.5 million searches a month
  • India is searching for a role in blogging the most, with a huge 1.2 million monthly searches
  • Being Director of Social Media brings in the big bucks, with an average salary of $88,000, making it the highest paid social media role.
  • Community Manager and Social Media Manager are the next two most searched-for social media roles, with both having an average salary of $52,000.

Here is a chart to determine some of the rest of the possible social media jobs, their global monthly searches to determine the interest, and their average salaries.

Role

Global monthly searches

Average salary

Blogger

4,499,440

38,194

Community Manager

207,990

52,745

Social Media Manager

131,310

52,277

Brand Ambassador

115,620

43,701

Content Manager

59,010

60,161

Brand Manager

55,890

71,343

Content Strategist

22,400

62,353

Social Media Designer

13,670

52,000

Engagement Manager

9,650

80,436

Social Media Specialist

9,300

45,687

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