Webmaster Salary

Pay for Webmasters in the United States sits in the ballpark of $52K per year. Final cash compensation to Webmasters varies from around $29K to approximately $77K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $8K, respectively. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Webmasters who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by a little more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$34,487 - $75,679
$34K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,211
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$10.84 - $31.21
$11
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.22
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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
$34,487 - $75,679  
   
Bonus
$103.65 - $7,124  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $8,109  
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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$28,828 - $76,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $31.21  
   
Overtime
$12.33 - $45.62  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$103.65 - $7,124  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $8,109  
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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$28,828 - $76,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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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While Webmasters do not often become Information Technology Directors, the job pays $103K per year on average. With an annual salary of $52K, Web Developer is the most common role for Webmasters to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Web Designer & Developer role — which usually pays $46K — is also typical for Webmasters, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Webmaster


Survey results imply that Webmasters deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Web Development, HTML5, Dreamweaver, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include e-Commerce, Graphic Design, and Adobe Photoshop. Those familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also tend to know Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Webmaster

Pay by Experience for a Webmaster has a positive trend. An entry-level Webmaster with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 231 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Webmaster with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 170 salaries. An experienced Webmaster which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 164 salaries. A Webmaster with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,355

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Webmasters, 53 percent above the national average. Webmasters will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+44 percent), Atlanta (+36 percent), Boston (+36 percent), and Seattle (+24 percent). Webmasters in Oklahoma City make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Los Angeles (15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Webmaster Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Webmaster

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Webmaster Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$49,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Webmaster Salaries


▲4%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

Visual Basic (VB)
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%


PHP
▼5%

▼6%




▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 29%
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