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PHP Developer Salary (United States)

Just over a half of PHP Developers are still navigating the early stages of their careers and report less than five years' experience. The workforce as a whole reports a median income in the neighborhood of $57K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair portion have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
PHP Developer Salary (?
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$38,181 - $86,115
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,042
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PHP Developer Salary (?
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$13.29 - $50.92
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$38,181 - $86,115  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,731  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $2,479  
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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$35,276 - $91,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 493
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.29 - $50.92  
   
Overtime
$17.92 - $51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,731  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $2,479  
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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$35,276 - $91,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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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Popular Skills for PHP Developer

PHP Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Linux, SQL, and jQuery are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 14 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing C++ as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Ajax and ASP.NET also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in MySQL are, more often than not, also skilled in JavaScript.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Atlanta
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Austin
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San Diego
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Minneapolis
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Orlando
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Denver
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National Average
$57,000
Philadelphia
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Miami
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Phoenix
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Pittsburgh
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For those looking to make money, PHP Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Atlanta, New York, Houston, and Austin are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with PHP Developers earning around 35 percent, 18 percent, 16 percent, and 12 percent more than average. PHP Developers in Pittsburgh make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Phoenix and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 15 percent less, 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

National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries

Linux
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SQL
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JavaScript
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Wordpress
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HTML
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PHP
0%
HTML5
0%
National Average
$57,000
MySQL
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C#
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Java
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ASP.NET
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Ajax
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C++
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%