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Web Administrator Salary

Web Administrators in the United States take home an average $49K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Web Administrators than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$30,472 - $76,226
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MEDIAN: $48,612
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$10.37 - $27.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,472 - $76,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,008  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $2,333  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,205 - $70,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $27.61  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $43.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $2,333  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$29,205 - $70,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Job Description for Web Administrator

Web administrators - also called webmasters, web architects, and web developers - are responsible for maintaining and updating their company's website or websites. They help ensure websites are user friendly and offer an optimal user experience. Some day-to-day responsibilities of a web administrator might include developing intranet solutions, migrating legacy software, and solving any web problems that may arise. They are also responsible for maintaining the information architecture, handling everyday site maintenance, performing site updates, and monitoring the analytics and statistics of the website. They are also in charge of performing search engine optimization (SEO) on the website, as well as modifying, editing, and deleting items on the database using MySQL or SQL. Web administrators must stay up to date with industry updates and best practices as well. These professionals generally work full time in an office setting, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the company.

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Web Administrator Tasks

  • Design, develop, and execute site architecture and navigation including redesigns and upgrades.
  • Collaborate with creative staff on design and layout issues to facilitate web publishing.
  • Ensure site is optimized and is cross-platform and cross-browser compatible.
  • Advise internal groups on all issues relating to the web site.
  • Own site releases, QA signoff, and documentation.

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Popular Skills for Web Administrator


Survey results imply that Web Administrators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Internet Information Server, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 14 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, and Web Design. A tool kit that includes Web Content Management also typically contains Adobe Photoshop and Web Development. It is often found that people who know HTML are also skilled in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $40K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $50K. On average, Web Administrators make $56K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $78K.

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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 49%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 14%


JavaScript
up arrow 7%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Web Content Management
0%

National Average
$45,000

PHP
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 4%


Web Design
up arrow 11%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%