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PHP Web Developer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of PHP Web Developers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $51K per year nationwide. Total cash compensation to PHP Web Developers bottoms out near $33K and approaches $79K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for PHP Web Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and just over a half have dental coverage, close to one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,529 - $76,604
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,190
10%
50%
90%

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$12.10 - $41.65
(Median)
$12
$20
$42
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
$35,529 - $76,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,893  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,081  
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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$32,984 - $79,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 553
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $41.65  
   
Overtime
$20.81 - $49.32  
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 - $5,893  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,081  
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).
)
$32,984 - $79,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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 who move on to become Senior Web Developers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Web Developers get paid an average of $78K per year. PHP Web Developers most often move into positions as PHP Software Developers or Software Engineers; those groups report median salaries that are $2K higher and $25K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for PHP Web Developer


PHP Web Developers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in HTML5, Drupal, Object Oriented Programming, and Cascading Style Sheets are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Linux and Apache / Apache HTTP Server. Most people experienced in 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 19%

Drupal
up arrow 18%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 5%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

jQuery
0%

National Average
$51,000

Web Development
up arrow 1%

Ajax
up arrow 1%

Wordpress
up arrow 1%

PHP
up arrow 2%

MySQL
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 5%

Linux
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 26%
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