PHP Developer Salary

Men account for the majority of PHP Developers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $60K annually. Overall cash earnings of PHP Developers stretch from $37K near the bottom to $94K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for PHP Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,038 - $88,900

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$14.54 - $50.38

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,038 - $88,900  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,055  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $7,149  
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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$36,634 - $93,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 636
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $50.38  
   
Overtime
$18.13 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $7,149  
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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$36,634 - $93,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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

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

Common Career Paths for PHP Developer


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Many PHP Developers move into PHP Software Developer roles. PHP Software Developers seem to make a little less than PHP Developers as their salaries average out to $52K a year.

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Popular Skills for PHP Developer


Survey results imply that PHP Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Apache / Apache HTTP Server and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include ASP.NET, C++, and SQL. Most people skilled in MySQL are similarly competent in JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for PHP Developer

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


PHP Developers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $53K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $68K. PHP Developers see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. PHP Developers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $96K.

Pay Difference by Location


PHP Developers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 36 percent. PHP Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boca Raton (+25 percent), New York (+23 percent), Denver (+22 percent), and Houston (+18 percent). Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Miami (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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
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National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 27%

Linux
up arrow 4%

jQuery
up arrow 1%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
0%

National Average
$59,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

PHP
up arrow 2%

MySQL
up arrow 2%

HTML5
up arrow 2%

Wordpress
up arrow 3%

Drupal
up arrow 5%

C#
up arrow 7%

up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 11%

C++
up arrow 15%

ASP.NET
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 21%
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