Webmaster Salary

Median pay for Webmasters in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Webmasters can bottom out near $29K or peak near $76K depending on individual performance. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Webmasters who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Work is enjoyable for Webmasters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,501 - $77,211
$36K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,847
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50%
90%

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$10.76 - $30.87
$11
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.52
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$0$77K
Salary $35,501 - $77,211
Bonus $0.00 - $6,977
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,830
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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$28,808 - $77,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 288
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $10.76 - $30.87
Overtime $-0.49 - $47.01
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,977
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,830
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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$28,808 - $77,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 128

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

  • Advise internal groups on all issues relating to the web site.
  • Own site releases, QA signoff, and documentation.
  • Ensure site is optimized and is cross-platform and cross-browser compatible.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Webmaster


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There are some Webmasters — though it's uncommon — that transition into Information Technology Directors, where earnings are an average $103K annually. More often than not, a Web Developer role is the next step for Webmasters moving up in the field. Web Developers usually make $52K per year. Many other Webmasters choose to take on a Web Designer & Developer role, where salaries are typically $46K.

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Popular Skills for Webmaster


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Web Development, HTML5, Dreamweaver, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include e-Commerce, Graphic Design, and Adobe Photoshop. Most people experienced in Cascading Style Sheets also 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: $49,864

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

Webmasters will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 53 percent. Webmasters will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+44 percent), Atlanta (+37 percent), Boston (+36 percent), and Seattle (+24 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Oklahoma City Webmasters earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (15 percent lower) and Los Angeles (9 percent lower).

Webmaster Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Webmaster?

Webmaster in Athens:
"What am I worth?"
Pros: The work itself. Flexible hours. Casual dress.
Cons: Sitting at a desk. Not enough pay. Selling/billing with no compensation.

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
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Webmaster Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

▲7%

National Average
$50,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Webmaster Salaries


▲3%

▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Visual Basic (VB)
▼2%


▼3%

▼3%


PHP
▼6%

▼7%




▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 30%