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Web Administrators Career

Career Description

A Web Administrator does the technical, computer programming work to make a website. They work with artists, writers, and designers who create the things that go on the site and decide how the site will look, as well as conduct testing and quality assurance.

Common Work Tasks

  • Meet with designers to decide how the site should look
  • Review or update web page content or links
  • Collaborate with development teams to discuss,  analyze, or resolve usability issues
  • Monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes
  • Monitor web developments through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups
  • Develop web site performance metrics
  • Gather, analyze, or document user feedback to locate or resolve sources of problems
  • Set up or maintain monitoring tools on web servers or web sites
  • Install or configure web server software or hardware to ensure that directory structure is well-defined, logical, secure,  and that files are named properly

Other Job Titles

Web Administrators are also known by other titles,  including:

  • Webmasters
  • Web Developers
  • Web Designers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Systems Architects
  • Internet Developers

Education,  Training, and Experience

Education and Training
Some jobs require at least an associate’s degree or related work experience. Courses in computers, the Internet, design, and communications are particularly helpful.

  Employers usually look for people who have broad knowledge and experience related to computer systems and technologies, strong problem-solving and analytical skills, and the ability to think logically. Web administrators must have a working knowledge of programming language, including HTML, PHP, and XML.


The median annual salary for a Web Administrator is $82,000. The top 10 percent earn more than $101,000, and the lowest 10 percent earn less than $40,000

Job Outlook

  • 2006-2016 Employment growth:  N/A
  • Number of new jobs created 2006-2016: N/A
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