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PHP Developer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a PHP Developer is $57,994 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
PHP Developer Salary (?
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$38,137 - $86,846
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,994
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PHP Developer Salary (?
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$13.84 - $51.01
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$38,137 - $86,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,165  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $19,727  
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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$35,357 - $92,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 530
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $51.01  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,165  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $19,727  
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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$35,357 - $92,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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.
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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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Denver
up arrow 13%
San Diego
up arrow 5%
Minneapolis
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National Average
$58,000
Orlando
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Philadelphia
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Miami
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Phoenix
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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

National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries

jQuery
up arrow 4%
Linux
up arrow 4%
SQL
up arrow 4%
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 2%
JavaScript
up arrow 1%
Drupal
up arrow 1%
National Average
$58,000
PHP
up arrow 1%
MySQL
up arrow 1%
HTML5
up arrow 1%
HTML
up arrow 2%
C#
up arrow 6%
Java
up arrow 11%
Wordpress
up arrow 12%
ASP.NET
up arrow 16%
C++
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

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: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%