PHP Developer Salary

Men make up the majority of PHP Developers in the United States, bringing in about $63K per year. Overall cash earnings for PHP Developers stretch from $40K on the lower end to $97K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,894 - $93,029
$42K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,565
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$13.87 - $50.90
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$51
MEDIAN: $25.17
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$0$97K
Salary $41,894 - $93,029
Bonus $98.63 - $10,121
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $4,932
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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$40,019 - $97,169
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 473
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $13.87 - $50.90
Overtime $18.91 - $51.52
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $98.63 - $10,121
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $4,932
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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$40,019 - $97,169
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 120

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Web Developer. The latter position pays an average of $79K annually.

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Popular Skills for PHP Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Asynchronous Javascript and XML Web Development, C++, SQL, and Drupal are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include C# Programming Language, C#, and HTML. Most people who know MySQL also know JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for PHP Developer

Pay by Experience for a PHP Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level PHP Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 391 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A PHP Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 260 salaries. An experienced PHP Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 128 salaries. A PHP Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,972

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

For PHP Developers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. PHP Developers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+20 percent), Boca Raton (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, Pittsburgh PHP Developers have considerably lower salaries, 35 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Chicago (20 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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

PHP Developer in New York:
"Constant learning."
Pros: New day new work.
Cons: Same domain, stress.

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
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects PHP Developer Salaries

▲39%

▲26%

▲13%

National Average
$62,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries


C++
▲11%

SQL
▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$62,000

Linux
▼1%

Wordpress
▼1%

PHP
▼3%

▼3%

▼4%

▼5%

▼7%


▼12%

C#
▼14%

C# Programming Language
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 25%
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