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PHP Developer Salary

The average pay for a PHP Developer is $59,276 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Apache / Apache HTTP Server is associated with high pay for this job.
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$38,946 - $87,669
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,276
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90%

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$13.17 - $51.01
(Median)
$13
$24
$51
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,946 - $87,669  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,177  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,213  
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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$35,799 - $93,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 583
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $51.01  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,177  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,213  
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).
)
$35,799 - $93,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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Job Description for PHP Developer

Working as a PHP developer requires the ability to work with many web-based tools and products to help create and execute websites, widgets, and applications requested by clients. PHP developers must be familiar with PHP itself (hypertext preprocessor), MySQL, AJAX, and even JavaScript. A PHP programmer should also know how to implement HTML and CSS in applications and websites being developed primarily in PHP. Planning customized applications and websites that allow for consumer input, submissions, and even adding content to the site is another requirement for PHP developers. The ability to work well with a tech team and to understand a client's needs are required to work full-time as a PHP developer. Working as a PHP programmer can be done from home freelancing in addition to working in an office environment, depending on availability of positions and your own preferences.

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PHP Developer Tasks

  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.

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PHP Developer Reviews

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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Experience Affects PHP Developer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%



National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 15%

jQuery
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 4%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 2%

HTML5
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$59,000

PHP
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

MySQL
up arrow 2%

Wordpress
up arrow 2%

up arrow 5%

C#
up arrow 6%

ASP.NET
up arrow 18%

Ajax
up arrow 19%

C++
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 22%