Web Administrator Salary

Web Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $50K per year on average. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Web Administrators (63 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While roughly one in three report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,393 - $70,864
$35K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,165
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$12.26 - $22.75
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MEDIAN: $17.88
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$0$70K
Salary $35,393 - $70,864
Bonus $196.20 - $7,047
Profit Sharing $2,000
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$29,233 - $67,885
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 117
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $22.75
Overtime $14.54 - $40.68
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $196.20 - $7,047
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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$29,233 - $67,885
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 70

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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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Although some Web Administrators become Web Developer, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $52K.

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Popular Skills for Web Administrator


Web Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Internet Information Server, PHP, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 39 percent, and 27 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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

Pay by Experience for a Web Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Web Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 42 salaries. A Web Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,548

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

For Web Administrators, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Web Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+11 percent) and Washington (+9 percent). Web Administrators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Web Administrators in San Diego bring in salaries that are 29 percent lower than the national average.

Web Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Web Administrator?

Web Administrator in Fredonia:
"Perform adminstration for public website."
Pros: Gratitude from colleagues for the ease of use of tools and training.
Cons: Fighting for my job duties and direction of my career.

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.

Web Administrator in Plantation:
"My Worth."
Pros: Flexibility and Benefits. Learning and management experience.
Cons: Pay and no room for growth within the company at this time.

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Key Stats for Web Administrator

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲17%

▲3%

National Average
$46,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▲46%

PHP
▲39%

▲27%

Project Management
▲23%




▼0%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

▼2%




Microsoft Sharepoint Server
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 32%
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