PHP Web Developer Salary

Male PHP Web Developers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $52K annually in the United States. Total cash earnings of PHP Web Developers range from $34K on the low end to $80K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $5K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most PHP Web Developers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,254 - $77,316
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,632
10%
50%
90%

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$12.66 - $40.44
(Median)
$13
$20
$40
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
$36,254 - $77,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,955  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,004  
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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$33,976 - $79,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $40.44  
   
Overtime
$20.81 - $52.29  
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 - $5,955  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,004  
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).
)
$33,976 - $79,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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 $1K more and $25K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for PHP Web Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with HTML5, Drupal, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 18 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Linux. It is often found that people who know MySQL are also skilled in JavaScript.

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Experience Affects PHP Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect PHP Web Developer Salaries

HTML5
up arrow 33%

Drupal
up arrow 18%


Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 2%

jQuery
up arrow 1%

PHP
0%

JavaScript
0%

Web Development
0%

National Average
$51,000

MySQL
up arrow 1%

Ajax
up arrow 2%

Wordpress
up arrow 2%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%
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