Webmaster Meets with Client

Webmasters design, implement, and maintain Internet Web sites for corporations, educational institutions, nonpofit organizations, government agencies, or other institutions. Webmasters have working knowledge of network configurations, interface, graphic design, animation, software development, business, writing, marketing, and project management. The function of a webmaster encompasses many different responsibilities, which is why the position is often held by a team of individuals in a large organization. Webmasters are also known as Web developers, Web site managers, and Web site administrators. According to the Department of Labor, there are approximately 127,070 Web developers employed in the United.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Web Developers, Web Site Administrators, Web Site Managers
Duties Design, implement, and maintain Web sites for companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations; monitor performance and usage of Web sites
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • English
Experience Two years experience
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Chief Web Officer, or Web Design Business Owner, or Web Developer
  • Webmaster
  • Worker in Other Computer/Internet-Related Position