Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYST
Median annual salary: $50,594
We know what you're thinking: Work-at-home + anything with "social media" in the job title = not a real job. Au contraire.
Just because someone is a "Social Media So-and-So" doesn't mean all they do is play around on Facebook and Twitter all day. Sure, social media analysts have to track the conversations happening on Facebook and Twitter regarding their brand or company, but it doesn't end with responding to those comments online. Analysts are responsible for tracking followers, likes, click-through rates and creating metrics to track it all and determine if social media efforts involved in marketing campaigns are paying off.
It's an important mix of marketing, advertising and technology skills to do this job correctly.