Web Administrator Salary

Earnings for Web Administrators in the United States come in at around $49K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Web Administrators varies from around $30K to approximately $74K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $2K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one in five 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 the majority of Web Administrators (61 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,814 - $77,008
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,347
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$10.91 - $28.93
(Median)
$11
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$31,814 - $77,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,147  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $2,433  
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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$29,739 - $74,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $28.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$16.27 - $38.01  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,147  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $2,433  
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).
)
$29,739 - $74,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.

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


Web Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Internet Information Server, Project Management, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 20 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Adobe Photoshop, and Web Design. Those educated in HTML tend to be well versed 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $40K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $50K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web Administrators make a median salary of $58K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $75K.

Web Administrator Reviews

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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Experience Affects Web Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 63%



National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Web Administrator Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 46%

Project Management
up arrow 20%

JavaScript
up arrow 8%

Web Development
up arrow 4%

PHP
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Dreamweaver
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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