PHP Developer Salary

The average pay for a PHP Developer is $61,405 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Asynchronous Javascript and XML (Ajax) Web Development and C++.
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$40,243 - $92,756
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$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,405
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$14.70 - $49.96
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MEDIAN: $25.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,243 - $92,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,970  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $5,960  
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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$39,583 - $96,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 505
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $49.96  
   
Overtime
$19.68 - $64.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $5,960  
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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$39,583 - $96,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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.

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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: $61,259

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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
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects PHP Developer Salaries

▲40%

▲28%

▲14%

National Average
$61,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries


C++
▲12%

SQL
▲10%

▲2%

Linux
▼0%

Wordpress
▼0%

National Average
$61,000

PHP
▼2%

▼2%

▼3%

▼4%

▼6%


▼11%

C#
▼13%

C# Programming Language
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 23%