PHP Web Developer Salary

PHP Web Developers in the United States take home approximately $52K annually on average. Final cash compensation to PHP Web Developers varies from around $35K to approximately $80K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $5K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While roughly a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for PHP Web Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,687 - $78,554
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,250
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50%
90%

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$13.06 - $42.44
(Median)
$13
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,687 - $78,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,746  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $5,013  
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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$34,717 - $80,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.06 - $42.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21  
Overtime
$21.21 - $63.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,746  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $5,013  
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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$34,717 - $80,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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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As PHP Web Developers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Software Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Software Engineers earn $93K on average per year. Senior Web Developers or Software Engineers are common next-step roles for PHP Web Developers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Web Developers is $26K higher on average, and it's $24K higher for Software Engineers.

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Popular Skills for PHP Web Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with HTML5 and Drupal are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Linux, Wordpress, and Apache / Apache HTTP Server. For most people, competency in MySQL indicates knowledge of JavaScript.

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Experience Affects PHP Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect PHP Web Developer Salaries

HTML5
up arrow 29%

Drupal
up arrow 13%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$52,000

PHP
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 2%

jQuery
up arrow 2%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Ajax
up arrow 3%

MySQL
up arrow 4%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 5%

Wordpress
up arrow 5%

Linux
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

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