Web Administrator Salary
Median pay for Web Administrators in the United States is around $50K annually. Geographic location 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 majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Men working as Web Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
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.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Web Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $42K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $47K. Web Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $55K.
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