PHP Web Developer Salary
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.
|Salary||$36,050 - $86,555|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,973|
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|$34,518 - $88,214|
|Hourly Rate||$14.60 - $44.55|
|Overtime||$0.30 - $66.24|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,973|
|Total Pay (||$34,518 - $88,214|
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.Read More...
The web developer also keeps an organization’s web presence constantly updated. This involves ongoing analysis of the company's requirements, as well as maintaining updated security for any consumer or visitor data stored by the site itself. The web developer likely coordinates with the marketing, advertising, and information technology (IT) departments to ensure that the organization receives maximum benefit from its online presence.
To work as a PHP web developer, a person must be fluent in a variety of programming languages, including the most recent versions of PHP; many companies require a PHP web developer to also have at least some familiarity with HTML, Java, CSS, or SQL platforms as well. A PHP web developer likely needs a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field and/or possess strong technical school training and certification in those languages. An employer is also likely to seek individuals for this position who have done previous web development work and possess a portfolio or references to recommend them.
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
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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Pay Difference by 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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