Web Administrator Salary

Web Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $50K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Men make up a slight majority of Web Administrators (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,538 - $72,315
$35K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,976
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50%
90%

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$11.71 - $24.08
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,538 - $72,315  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
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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$28,056 - $70,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $24.08  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $39.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
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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$28,056 - $70,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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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Though it's uncommon, some Web Administrators move into roles as Web Developers, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Web Administrator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 45 percent, 38 percent, and 26 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Adobe Photoshop, 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.


For many Web Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $42K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $47K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web Administrators make a median salary of $53K. Web Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $55K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,920

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Web Administrators, 25 percent higher than the national average. Web Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+10 percent) and Washington (+8 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Web Administrators in San Diego earning a whopping 30 percent below the national average.

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
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$46,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▲45%

PHP
▲38%

▲26%

Project Management
▲22%




National Average
$46,000

▼1%

▼2%

▼3%




Microsoft Sharepoint Server
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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