Advertising Sales RepAdvertising sales reps sell advertising space on websites. They need at least a high school diploma but many employers prefer a bachelor's degree. Advertising sales reps earned a median annual salary of $43,360 in 2009.
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Graphic DesignerGraphic designers are often responsible for the way websites look and are often referred to as web designers. They use visual elements to communicate messages through this medium as well as through others. Many employers prefer to hire graphic designers who have earned a bachelor's degree in graphic design. Graphic designers earned a median annual salary of $43,180 in 2009. Earnings varied for those who worked on a freelance basis, as many graphic designer do.
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Marketing ManagerMarketing managers decide how to market websites to the public. They need a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in business with a concentration in marketing. Marketing managers earned a median annual salary of $110,030 in 2009.
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Web DeveloperWeb developers tend to the technical aspects of creating websites. While many employers prefer to hire job candidates with a bachelor's degree in a computer-related field, some will consider those with experience and certification only. Web developers earned a median annual salary of $77,010 in 2009.
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Web MasterWeb masters are computer specialists who maintain websites. Web masters are also called web administrators. Employers usually require those they hire to have an associate degree or certificate but a bachelor's degree in a computer-related major may be needed for more advanced positions. Web masters earned a median annual salary of $77,010 in 2009.
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Writer or EditorWriters and editors are responsible for producing the written content on websites. Writers create content under the direction of editors who decide what content should be on the site. While writers and editors don't have any formal educational requirements, many employers prefer to hire those who have a bachelor's degree in journalism, English or communications. Many writers work on a freelance basis and are paid by article or project. Some website writers are employed full time and therefore earn salaries. Salaried writers, in general, earned a median annual salary of $53,900 in 2009. Editors earned a median annual salary of $50,800.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ and
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET Online, on the Internet at http://online.onetcenter.org/ (visited April 1, 2011).
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|Comparing Web Careers|
|Minimum Education||License||Median Salary|
|Advertising Sales Rep||Min.: HS diploma; Pref.: bachelor's||none||$43,360|
|Marketing Manager||Bachelor's or Master's||none||$110,030|
|Web Master||Associate or certificate||none||$77,010|
|Writer and Editor||None required but bachelor's often preferred||none||$53,900 (writer)|