Web Administrator Salary

Web Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $49K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. More than half of Web Administrators (65 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Web Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,754 - $77,195
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,993
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90%

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$10.50 - $27.86
(Median)
$10
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,754 - $77,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,043  
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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$29,441 - $70,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $27.86  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $36.39  
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 - $5,043  
   
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).
)
$29,441 - $70,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Internet Information Server, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 13 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, and Web 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.


For many Web Administrators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $40K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. Web Administrators bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Web Administrators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $78K.

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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 72%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 47%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Project Management
up arrow 10%

JavaScript
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PHP
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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National Average
$45,000

Web Content Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%