I’ve seen numerous posts in forums asking how much a good SEO charges and answers have varied from around £10.00 per hour up to £150.00 per hour.

The lower figure is usually just a one man band, new to the industry, working from home with no overheads. The higher figure is usually from a bigger company with numerous staff, high overheads and high wages to pay, which means the £150.00 per hour goes to the company, not the individual SEO.

Neither are accurate, the small one man band will soon realise £10.00 an hour is too cheap if he is any good, will soon realise he is better of forming a proper business, his overheads will rise and that £10.00 an hour will have to at least double to generate a realistic wage.

The company charging £150.00 an hour will take all their costs out first, make their profit and then pay the individual based on results. With all that taken in to account the £150.00 per hour paid to the SEO company probably equates to less than £40.00 an hour to the individual SEO.

So what this leaves us is a figure between £20 an hour to £40 an hour for SEO work.

You can obviously pay less, catch a good SEO before he realises how much he should be earning. Also you can pay a lot more, but have the benefits of not just a good established SEO but the backing of the agency too.

To sum up, What the customer pays can vary from £10 per hour (for a short period) up to £150.00 per hour for an SEO and agency backing

What the actual SEO earns ranges from £10 to £40 per hour

And the good ones earn much more!

Poll for SEO’s

How much do you earn in an average week?

A. Below £300 a week 3%
B. Between £300 and £500 a week 12%
C. Beetween £500 and £750 a week 15%
D. Beetween £7,50 and £1,000 a week 22%
E. Beetween £1,000 and £1,500 a week 32%
F. Beetween £1,500 and £2,000 a week 14%
G. Beetween £2,000 and £3,000 a week 6%
H. Over £3,000 a week 3%

Please let us know by commenting below or emailing tj@sim64.co.uk.

Written by: tj