The average pay for a PHP Developer is $55,314 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
PHP Developer Total Pay (?
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$36,545 - $84,148
(Median)
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84K
MEDIAN: $55,313
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PHP Developer Total Pay (?
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$12.40 - $50.28
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38
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,545 - $84,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,987  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $2,543  
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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$34,430 - $90,133  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 575
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $50.28  
   
Overtime
$17.80 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $2,543  
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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$34,430 - $90,133  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 575
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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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Boston
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Austin
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Houston
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects PHP Developer Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries

up arrow 7%
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 4%
JavaScript
up arrow 3%
MySQL
0%
PHP
0%
National Average
$55,000
HTML
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%
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