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PHP Web Developer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, PHP Web Developers earn an average of $51K per year. Cash earnings for PHP Web Developers — including $6K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $32K to $80K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$35,053 - $76,443
(Median)
35K
41K
51K
62K
76K
MEDIAN: $50,952
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$11.69 - $41.80
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42
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$35,053 - $76,443  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,677  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $4,969  
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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$31,538 - $80,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 722
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $41.80  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $38.68  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,677  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $4,969  
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).
)
$31,538 - $80,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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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For PHP Web Developers, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. On average, an upper-level role like a Senior Web Developer will earn $78K annually.

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Popular Skills for PHP Web Developer


PHP Web Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Drupal can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 20 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Linux and Apache / Apache HTTP Server. The majority of those who know 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 20%


Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 6%

jQuery
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 2%

PHP
0%

MySQL
0%

Wordpress
0%

National Average
$50,000

Web Development
up arrow 1%

Ajax
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 26%