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Question regarding wage/salary of webmaster accountabilities



4:19 pm on Jan 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hello all. I am looking for input on webmaster salaries in the midwest (USA).

To be more specific, I have been elevated to a position my company terms "webmaster". This may not be the proper term for the position, as I do no programming, scripting, etc. I am responsible for content, image and marketing of all web sites enterprise-wide (several), I have facilitated development and continued growth of the corporate web site and some divisional web sites. I meet with outside providers for development and marketing opportunities. I also have been asked to critique some of our wholesale customers' websites as they go live.

I don't have a dedicated team. My team is spread across several departments and web development takes them away from other accountabilities, so facilitation has been challenging, though we've accomplished a lot in a short time.

Can anyone on this list give me an idea where the salary range might fall for these accountabilites? Feel free to email me privately if you need further information.

Thank you.


4:27 pm on Jan 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Hello Sue, welcome to WMW - in one of my past lives I had a very similar position and was paid $47K - I did a little scripting on top of everthing else.

I've seen positions such as this range from $35k - $60k depending on the company.


4:36 pm on Jan 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

ask $70k

"Spartan Stores’ pro forma revenues were $3.8 billion for the fiscal year ended March 25, 2000."

You should be able to double their traffic.




4:42 pm on Jan 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi Sue. I came across this site while looking for salary info. If you choose Internet and New Media job category, web jobs are listed there. Also has a job descriptions link:


Hope this is helpful.


6:00 pm on Jan 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks to everyone for your quick responses and extremely useful information.

Each of the responses was very helpful, and I've just checked out the salary website. Great site. HR always wants to know "but what are salaries running HERE." And this shows it.

Thanks so much to everyone who has responded and any possible future respond-ers!


10:39 pm on Jan 9, 2001 (gmt 0)


Another great place to learn about technical jobs and salaries is

http://www.computerjobs.com [computerjobs.com]

Click on a job title and it will give you a salary range for both contractors and permanent on the left hand side. Excellent site.



2:59 am on Jan 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Hi Sue,

In traditional media, your would be considered a Buyer, Advertising Manager, Traffic Manager and Art Director.

Each demands a different salary depending on how much your company is spending on projects.

Not unlike a sales person the more money involved the greater your compensation.



6:35 am on Jan 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

I am in Atlanta, and have seen some
"Junior Webmaster" positions as low as 25K-30K advertised in the paper.



4:44 am on Jan 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

A couple of months ago I saw the only two listings specifically for SEO work I've ever come across. One was in Ft. Lauderdale, FL - job title Search Engine Guru - no salary mentioned. The other was for the Boston, MA area, title Search Engine Specialist with a salary range listed $50K-85K for the position, depending on experience.

There are definitely a lot of variations, depending on geographical area and specific city.


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