The average pay for a PHP Developer is $61,457 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Asynchronous Javascript and XML (Ajax) Web Development and C++.
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$40,127 - $92,837
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$40K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,457
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$13.73 - $50.77
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$14
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$51
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,127 - $92,837  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $9,810  
Profit Sharing
$22.67 - $6,792  
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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$38,841 - $96,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 548
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $50.77  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $64.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$99.33 - $9,810  
   
Profit Sharing
$22.67 - $6,792  
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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$38,841 - $96,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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 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.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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Pay by Experience Level for PHP Developer

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,252

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 46%



National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries

Asynchronous Javascript and XML (Ajax) Web Development
up arrow 20%

C++
up arrow 12%

SQL
0%

National Average
$61,000

PHP
up arrow 1%

MySQL
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Linux
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Drupal
up arrow 2%

HTML5
up arrow 3%

jQuery
up arrow 4%

Wordpress
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C#
up arrow 13%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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