Average Webmasters in the United States make around $52K annually. In the world of Webmasters, total cash compensation can vary between $28K and $78K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $4K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Webmasters (65 percent) who took the survey are men. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,696 - $77,614
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,759
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$10.52 - $30.87
(Median)
$11
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,696 - $77,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,688  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $3,750  
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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$28,036 - $78,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 373
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.52 - $30.87  
   
Overtime
$10.57 - $44.70  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,688  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $3,750  
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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$28,036 - $78,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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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While Webmasters do not often become Information Technology Directors, the job pays $103K per year on average. Going from Webmaster to Web Developer is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $52K. Many others choose to work as Web Designer & Developers, where pay is typically $46K.

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Popular Skills for Webmaster


Webmasters seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Web Development, SQL, HTML5, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include e-Commerce, Graphic Design, and Adobe Photoshop. Most people skilled in Cascading Style Sheets are similarly competent in Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Webmaster

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $56K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Webmasters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $52K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,818

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

For Webmasters, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 61 percent above the national average. Webmasters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+55 percent), Seattle (+44 percent), Boston (+38 percent), and Atlanta (+35 percent). Webmasters in Oklahoma City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (8 percent lower) and Phoenix (4 percent lower).

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
$49,000


Skills That Affect Webmaster Salaries


SQL
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Dreamweaver
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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National Average
$49,000

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Wordpress
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Adobe Dreamweaver
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PHP
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Web Design
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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