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Webmaster Salary

Median pay for Webmasters in the United States is around $51K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Webmasters can bottom out near $27K or peak near $77K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Webmasters are male. Some workers in this field — about one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Webmasters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,165 - $76,156
(Median)
$32K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,898
10%
50%
90%

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$10.93 - $34.94
(Median)
$11
$18
$35
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$32,165 - $76,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,774  
Commission
$1,572 - $7,123  
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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$27,058 - $76,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 843
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.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $34.94  
   
Overtime
$15.43 - $39.65  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
   
Commission
$1,572 - $7,123  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,774  
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).
)
$27,058 - $76,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 390

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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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Webmasters who advance into the role of an Information Technology Director are fairly uncommon. Information Technology Directors on average earn $101K per year. Becoming a Web Developer is, more often than not, the most common role that Webmasters move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $51K. Another frequent advance is for Webmasters to assume a Web Designer & Developer role; in this role, workers often earn $45K.

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Popular Skills for Webmaster


Webmasters report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Internet Information Server, Microsoft Active Server Pages, PHP, and Dreamweaver are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 15 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.

Pay by Experience Level for Webmaster

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. Webmasters see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Webmasters who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $55K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Webmasters, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Webmasters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+41 percent), Washington (+25 percent), Atlanta (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Webmasters in Oklahoma City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 percent less than the national average. Employers in Seattle and Portland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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.

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Experience Affects Webmaster Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Webmaster Salaries

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 15%


PHP
up arrow 12%


SQL
up arrow 7%


JavaScript
up arrow 4%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Web Design
0%

Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$48,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 266 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%
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