Web Administrator Salary

The average Web Administrator in the United States earns approximately $49K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Web Administrators. Male Web Administrators who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,629 - $77,505

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$10.65 - $28.12

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,629 - $77,505  
   
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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$29,636 - $73,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $28.12  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $36.42  
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$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).
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$29,636 - $73,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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


Web Administrators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Internet Information Server, Project Management, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 17 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop, Web Design, 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $50K. Web Administrators see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Web Administrators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $75K.

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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 47%

Project Management
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JavaScript
up arrow 7%


PHP
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National Average
$45,000

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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up arrow 8%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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