PHP Developer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of PHP Developers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $62K per year nationwide. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to PHP Developers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $96K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,682 - $92,542
$41K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,906
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$13.91 - $50.13
$14
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $25.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,682 - $92,542  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,890  
Profit Sharing
$22.30 - $6,411  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,732 - $95,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 554
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $50.13  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $65.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,890  
   
Profit Sharing
$22.30 - $6,411  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,732 - $95,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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Job Description for PHP Developer

PHP is a flexible and powerful scripting language that computer programmers use, especially in the development of web-related tools, applications, and services. A PHP developer is simply someone who performs this work as part of a team within a company.

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PHP Developer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Common Career Paths for PHP Developer


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PHP Developers who move on to become Senior Web Developers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Web Developers get paid an average of $79K per year.

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Popular Skills for PHP Developer


PHP Developers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Asynchronous Javascript and XML Web Development, C++, Linux, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C#, C# Programming Language, and HTML. For most people, competency in MySQL indicates knowledge of JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for PHP Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many PHP Developers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $57K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $71K. On average, PHP Developers make $79K following one to two decades on the job. PHP Developers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $86K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,638

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for PHP Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 66 percent above the national average. PHP Developers will also find cushy salaries in Boca Raton (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and Phoenix (+10 percent). PHP Developers in Pittsburgh take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 35 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 21 percent less in Orlando and 12 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

PHP Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a PHP Developer?

PHP Developer in San Diego:
"A Great Place To Get Your Foot In The Door."
Pros: It's a casual work environment with sincere honest people. A real team atmosphere. I feel like my co-workers are my friends. Free lunch. Overtime pay when the workload demands it.
Cons: No vacation, management is somewhat disorganized, a bit behind in development practices (though improvements are being made). Cramped work space.

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Key Stats for PHP Developer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects PHP Developer Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

▲27%

▲15%

National Average
$62,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries

Asynchronous Javascript and XML (Ajax) Web Development
▲18%

C++
▲12%

▲7%

SQL
▲5%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$62,000

PHP
▼1%

▼1%

▼2%

▼2%

▼4%


▼11%

C# Programming Language
▼12%

C#
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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