Men make up the majority of PHP Web Developers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $55K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and just over a half claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,050 - $86,555
$36K
$55K
$87K
MEDIAN: $55,402
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$14.60 - $44.55
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$45
MEDIAN: $25.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,050 - $86,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,973  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$34,518 - $88,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $44.55  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $66.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$34,518 - $88,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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

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

Common Career Paths for PHP Web Developer


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PHP Web Developers who go on to become Senior Software Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Software Engineers is $94K annually. PHP Web Developers typically move into roles as Senior Web Developers or PHP Developers, and those positions pay $24K more and $4K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for PHP Web Developer


PHP Web Developers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Drupal, Asynchronous Javascript and XML Web Development, Linux, and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Apache / Apache HTTP Server, Cascading Style Sheets, and Ajax. Most people familiar with MySQL also know JavaScript.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,146

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for PHP Web Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. PHP Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent) and Los Angeles (+12 percent). PHP Web Developers in St. Louis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 35 percent less than the national average. Chicago and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for PHP Web Developer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects PHP Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect PHP Web Developer Salaries

Drupal
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Asynchronous Javascript and XML (Ajax) Web Development
up arrow 7%

Linux
0%

National Average
$55,000

PHP
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SQL
up arrow 8%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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