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What Does it Take to Be a Web Administrator?

Job Description & Duties Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

Life As a Web Administrator

  • Implement Web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
  • Test backup or recovery plans regularly and resolve any problems.
  • Implement updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service.
  • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.
  • Develop testing routines and procedures.
  • Identify, standardize, and communicate levels of access and security.

Web Administrator Required Skills

When polled, Web Administrators say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • Webmaster
  • Web Coordinator
  • Web Site Administrator
  • Internet Systems Administrator
  • Website Coordinator

Web Administrator Job Outlook

There were about 287,200 jobs for Computer Workers in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.3% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 26,600 new jobs for Web Administrators by 2026. There will be an estimated 22,400 positions for Web Administrator per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Web Administrators in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Computer Workers are Washington, California, and Texas.

Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, Wyoming, or Vermont. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Web Administrator Average Salary

The salary for Computer Workers ranges between about $47,350 and $144,820 a year. A Web Administrator median salary is $90,270.

Salary Ranges for Web Administrators

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for jobs of this type in different U.S. states.

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

District of Columbia

$117,540

Maryland

$113,330

New Hampshire

$112,440

Virginia

$105,270

California

$103,270

Colorado

$102,470

Connecticut

$100,340

New Jersey

$99,210

Alaska

$98,830

Massachusetts

$92,110

South Carolina

$92,100

Washington

$91,620

New York

$90,750

Texas

$90,290

Georgia

$90,140

Hawaii

$89,960

North Carolina

$88,650

Alabama

$87,060

Pennsylvania

$87,040

Nebraska

$86,230

Arizona

$85,010

West Virginia

$83,660

Missouri

$82,610

Ohio

$82,440

Minnesota

$81,650

Rhode Island

$81,290

Mississippi

$81,280

South Dakota

$81,250

Idaho

$80,610

Maine

$79,790

Oregon

$79,610

New Mexico

$79,540

Kentucky

$79,420

Indiana

$79,310

Kansas

$79,300

Florida

$78,900

Iowa

$78,810

Oklahoma

$78,490

Utah

$76,890

Michigan

$76,400

Wyoming

$75,780

Wisconsin

$74,600

Tennessee

$74,000

Arkansas

$73,670

Nevada

$72,610

Vermont

$72,220

North Dakota

$70,730

Montana

$68,430

Louisiana

$66,600

What Tools & Technology do Web Administrators Use?

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Web Administrators may use on a daily basis:

  • Cascading Style Sheets CSS
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • MySQL
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • IBM WebSphere
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Access

Where do Web Administrators Work?

Web Administrator Sectors

Other Jobs You May be Interested In

Those interested in being a Web Administrator may also be interested in:

  • Software Developers, Applications

Career changers with experience as a Web Administrator sometimes find work in one of the following fields:

  • Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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