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.

$34,710 - $72,623
$35K
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$73K
MEDIAN: $49,810
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$11.79 - $24.90
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,710 - $72,623  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,169  
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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$28,740 - $71,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $24.90  
   
Overtime
$16.85 - $38.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,169  
   
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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$28,740 - $71,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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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Many Web Administrators transition into upper-level Web Developer positions. Web Developers earn a median of $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Web Administrator


Survey results imply that Web Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills 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 23 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


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.

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
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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PHP
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Project Management
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Adobe Dreamweaver
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National Average
$46,000

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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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