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Webmaster Salary

Pay for Webmasters in the United States sits in the ballpark of $50K per year. Cash earnings for Webmasters — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $26K to approximately $76K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Webmasters are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,870 - $75,384
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MEDIAN: $50,086
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$10.68 - $34.86
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,870 - $75,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $5,745  
Commission
$1,017 - $6,679  
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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$26,444 - $75,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 926
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $34.86  
   
Overtime
$16.42 - $43.78  
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
   
Commission
$1,017 - $6,679  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $5,745  
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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$26,444 - $75,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 436
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Job Description for Webmaster

A webmaster’s general duties center around all aspects of an organization’s web site, including work in website design and layout, as well as routine updates and maintenance. Webmasters in larger companies may have to coordinate with marketing/branding professionals to ensure the organization's web presence adheres to that department's standards. The web master may have a variety of related responsibilities involving interorganization intranets, portals, and online security maintenance. Additionally, the webmaster is likely to supervise how and when web content is added to the company's website, and they usually work with content creators to facilitate timely and regular updates.

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Webmaster 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 Webmaster


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It's not very common for Webmasters to move on to become Information Technology Directors. Average pay for an Information Technology Director is $100K annually. As Webmasters progress in their field, many go on to become Web Developers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $51K per year. Another common career choice for Webmasters is to move into a Web Designer & Developer role. Typically, Web Designer & Developers get paid $45K.

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Popular Skills for Webmaster


Webmasters seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Internet Information Server, Microsoft Active Server Pages, PHP, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, e-Commerce, and Adobe Photoshop. Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to know Web Design and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Pay by Experience Level for Webmaster

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Webmasters, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Webmasters make $58K following one to two decades on the job. Webmasters with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Webmasters, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 59 percent greater than the national average. Webmasters will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+42 percent), Washington (+27 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). Webmasters' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Webmasters in Oklahoma City bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average.

Webmaster Reviews

What is it like working as a Webmaster?
Webmaster in Waterloo:
"Webmaster."
Pros: I enjoy the people that I work with and the duties I am responsible for. I do a lot of different jobs such as web development, project management, photography, graphic design, marketing, and IT maintenance.
Cons: I am not recognized for my work, because most of my co-workers have no idea what amount of effort is required for jobs that are asked of me.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Webmaster Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Webmaster Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 16%

PHP
up arrow 12%




SQL
up arrow 6%


Web Design
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

National Average
$47,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 307 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%