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 $56K per year nationwide. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, PHP Web Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,088 - $89,620
$36K
$56K
$90K
MEDIAN: $56,197
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50%
90%

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$13.01 - $48.29
$13
$25
$48
MEDIAN: $25.45
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$0$92K
Salary $36,088 - $89,620
Bonus $0.00 - $9,609
Profit Sharing $1,017
Total Pay (?
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$34,208 - $92,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 166
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $13.01 - $48.29
Overtime $0.21 - $67.95
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,609
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$34,208 - $92,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

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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. When PHP Web Developers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Web Developers or PHP Developers. Those roles pay an additional $23K and $3K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for PHP Web Developer


PHP Web Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Drupal, Asynchronous Javascript and XML Web Development, Object Oriented Programming, and PHP are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Apache / Apache HTTP Server, Ajax, and SQL. It is often found that people who know MySQL are also skilled in JavaScript.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,014

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

For those looking to make money, PHP Web Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. PHP Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent) and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, St. Louis PHP Web Developers have considerably lower salaries, 36 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Chicago and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

PHP Web Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a PHP Web Developer?

PHP Web Developer in Houston:
"Current Position."
Pros: I enjoy who I work with the most. I work for and with amazing individuals/
Cons: I dislike the pay rate in which I get paid for my services.

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Key Stats for PHP Web Developer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects PHP Web Developer Salaries

▲38%

▲18%

National Average
$56,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect PHP Web Developer Salaries


Drupal
▲9%

PHP
▼0%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▼0%

National Average
$56,000


▼2%

▼4%

▼4%


▼6%


▼8%

SQL
▼8%

▼9%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 33%
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