The average Web Administrator in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Web Administrators. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Male Web Administrators are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,955 - $76,287
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,385
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$11.71 - $24.46
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,955 - $76,287  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$1,952  
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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$28,785 - $73,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$16.85 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
Commission
$1,566  
Profit Sharing
$1,952  
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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$28,785 - $73,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Web Administrators often end up in upper-level roles like Web Developer. Web Developers bring home $52K annually on average.

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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, PHP, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 38 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design. For most people, competency in HTML indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $42K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $47K. On average, Web Administrators make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $75K on average.

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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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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%



National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 45%

PHP
up arrow 38%

Project Management
up arrow 22%


Adobe Dreamweaver
up arrow 5%

Web Development
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National Average
$46,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 3%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

Web Content Management
up arrow 4%




Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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