I’m trying to find a web developer’s salary on salary.com but all I found was webmaster and I thought they might be the same thing. Also, what can I expect to make as a web developer with technical training only, right out of the gate?
What the others write is pretty spot on. In general, webmasters manage the site overall (including gathering content, working with web developers, graphic artists, business stakeholders, etc.) to create a good online presence. A web developer works within one or multiple applications to create the actual Web site components. While the terms are often used interchangeably, they are different. A Web developer may be a webmaster, but I’ve never seen a webmaster be a web developer.
Regarding salary ranges, I’m not a big fan of salary.com (I think it ballparks too high). If you’re in a metropolitan area, contact a local contracting company (e.g. KForce, Robert Half International, Kelly) and ask them for one of their salary guideline books. They give them out free and update the content every year. It’ll give you a good idea of what range you can expect for your experience level, based on your metropolitan area, and for the type of business you’d target for your employer. Good luck!
on: 6th February 08