Web Administrator Salary

For Web Administrators, annual average wages total $49K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. There are more male Web Administrators than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. Job satisfaction for Web Administrators is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,820 - $77,552
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,471
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50%
90%

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$10.65 - $28.12
(Median)
$11
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,820 - $77,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,048  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $2,200  
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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$29,733 - $73,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $28.12  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $36.42  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$506 - $2,200  
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).
)
$29,733 - $73,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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 takers working as Web Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Internet Information Server, Project Management, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 17 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Web Design, and Graphic Design. Most people skilled in HTML are similarly competent in Adobe Photoshop and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Pay by Experience Level for Web Administrator

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


Web Administrators with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $40K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $50K. For Web Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Web Administrators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $75K.

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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Project Management
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JavaScript
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PHP
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National Average
$45,000

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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up arrow 8%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%
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