PHP Web Developer Salary

Men make up the majority of PHP Web Developers in the United States, bringing in about $52K annually. Cash earnings for PHP Web Developers — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $34K to approximately $80K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most PHP Web Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. While one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,588 - $77,795

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$12.45 - $40.31

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,588 - $77,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,814  
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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$33,603 - $79,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $40.31  
   
Overtime
$20.75 - $52.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,814  
   
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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$33,603 - $79,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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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Many PHP Web Developers move into a Senior Web Developer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $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 32 percent, 17 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Linux and Wordpress. Most people who know MySQL also know 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 32%

Drupal
up arrow 17%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 4%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 1%

jQuery
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 1%

PHP
0%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$51,000

Ajax
up arrow 1%

MySQL
up arrow 2%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 2%

Wordpress
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%
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