PHP Web Developer Salary

Men make up the majority of PHP Web Developers in the United States, bringing in about $51K per year. Total incomes of PHP Web Developers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $32K and $80K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,198 - $76,753
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,014
10%
50%
90%

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$12.16 - $42.92
(Median)
$12
$20
$43
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,198 - $76,753  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,912  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,023  
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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$32,414 - $79,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 590
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $42.92  
   
Overtime
$20.53 - $49.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,912  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,023  
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).
)
$32,414 - $79,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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Job Description for PHP Web Developer

A PHP web developer works with that programming language to implement an organization’s web design and help establish its web presence. While some design elements may figure into a PHP web developer’s job, much of his or her work revolves around bringing the vision of a web designer or design team to reality. Additionally, the PHP web developer works with the web site’s infrastructure on all consumer functions it is expected to fulfill. The development of these consumer-related functions may be as simple as implementing contact forms or formats or as extensive as developing a full e-commerce solution for the company’s website. In that latter case, the PHP web developer must be familiar with developing secure web solutions for business and sales transactions and understand how to create an infrastructure that supports these needs.

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PHP Web Developer Tasks

  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.
  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.

Common Career Paths for PHP Web Developer


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PHP Web Developers often transition into Senior Web Developer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Web Developers earn $78K per year. PHP Web Developers typically move into roles as PHP Software Developers or Software Engineers, and those positions pay $2K more and $25K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for PHP Web Developer


Survey takers working as PHP Web Developers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Drupal, Object Oriented Programming, Cascading Style Sheets, and jQuery are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Linux and Apache / Apache HTTP Server. Most people familiar with MySQL also know JavaScript.

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Experience Affects PHP Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect PHP Web Developer Salaries

Drupal
up arrow 18%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 4%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

jQuery
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 2%

HTML
0%

Wordpress
0%

National Average
$50,000

PHP
up arrow 1%

MySQL
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 1%

Ajax
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 5%

Linux
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%