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Web Administrator Salary

Web Administrators in the United States take home approximately $49K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Web Administrators (64 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,820 - $77,552
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,311
10%
50%
90%

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$10.81 - $27.64
(Median)
$11
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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
$30,820 - $77,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
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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$29,542 - $73,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $27.64  
   
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 - $5,038  
   
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).
)
$29,542 - $73,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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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, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 13 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Photoshop, Web Design, and Graphic Design. The majority of those who know HTML also know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Adobe Photoshop. The majority of those who know Web Content Management also know Adobe Photoshop and Web Development.

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 less than five years' experience have a median salary of $40K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $50K on average. Web Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. 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%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 13%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

JavaScript
up arrow 7%


PHP
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Web Content Management
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up arrow 7%





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%
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