Webmaster Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Webmaster is $49,701 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Webmaster Salary (?
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$31,033 - $74,738
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MEDIAN: $49,701
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Webmaster Salary (?
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$10.63 - $34.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,033 - $74,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,148  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $5,614  
Commission
$503 - $7,003  
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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$26,889 - $74,845  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $34.49  
   
Overtime
$16.29 - $44.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,148  
   
Commission
$503 - $7,003  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $5,614  
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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$26,889 - $74,845  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 469
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Webmaster

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Boston
up arrow 41%
Atlanta
up arrow 28%
Washington
up arrow 25%
Dallas
up arrow 18%
New York
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Los Angeles
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Austin
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Portland
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National Average
$47,000
Oklahoma City
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
National Average
$47,000

Skills That Affect Webmaster Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 16%
Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 15%
PHP
up arrow 9%
SQL
up arrow 6%
Graphic Design
up arrow 4%
Web Development
up arrow 3%
National Average
$47,000
HTML
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
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%
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