Web Administrator Salary

Median pay for Web Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Web Administrators making up 58 percent of survey respondents. The majority of Web Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,559 - $68,613
$35K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,303
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50%
90%

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$11.66 - $24.14
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.08
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,559 - $68,613  
   
Bonus
$194.32 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$1,566  
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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$28,046 - $66,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $24.14  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $39.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$194.32 - $7,047  
   
Commission
$1,566  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$28,046 - $66,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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

  • Advise internal groups on all issues relating to the web site.
  • Own site releases, QA signoff, and documentation.
  • Ensure site is optimized and is cross-platform and cross-browser compatible.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Web Administrator


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Although some Web Administrators become Web Developer, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $52K.

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Popular Skills for Web Administrator


Web Administrators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Internet Information Server, PHP, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 40 percent, and 27 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design. Those proficient in HTML are, more often than not, also skilled in Adobe Photoshop and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Pay by Experience Level for Web Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Web Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Web Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 42 salaries. A Web Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,485

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Web Administrators, New York offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Web Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+11 percent) and Washington (+9 percent). Web Administrators in San Diego make 29 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

Web Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Web Administrator?

Web Administrator in Martinsville:
"I enjoy building and maintaining web pages."
Pros: It's flexible, some of the people are polite, and where I am, it's a quiet place to work. I like having control over my own work. I can log in anytime to access reports on what I do daily. And it's neat to see the finished result of a nice, stunning and smooth-running website that I created.
Cons: No one communicates. Especially to me. So I get told about every 8 weeks or so, that I'm not doing my job when they don't even have a clue as to what job I'm doing or not doing! I have to save every note, every document and show them whenever they see it fit to come find me and finally ask me how I'm doing in my job. Sad, this business may fail someday, due to the lack of communication between the employees. Thanks to one or two people's personal vendetta's or uncalled for rudeness to others they simply do not like.

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Key Stats for Web Administrator

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
$45,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▲46%

PHP
▲40%

▲27%

Project Management
▲23%




▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼2%

▼2%




Microsoft Sharepoint Server
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 28%
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