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 $52K annually nationwide. Total cash compensation to PHP Web Developers bottoms out near $34K and approaches $79K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, PHP Web Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,246 - $77,331
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,584
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90%

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$12.48 - $40.36
(Median)
$12
$20
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,246 - $77,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,852  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,004  
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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$33,659 - $79,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 494
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $40.36  
   
Overtime
$20.81 - $52.29  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,852  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,004  
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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$33,659 - $79,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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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Advancing into a Senior Web Developer role seems to be a popular career move for PHP Web Developers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $78K per year. It is quite typical for PHP Web Developers to transition into roles as PHP Software Developers or Software Engineers, where reported median earnings are $1K and $25K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for PHP Web Developer


PHP Web Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with HTML5, Drupal, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 18 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Linux. Those familiar with MySQL also tend to know JavaScript.

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Experience Affects PHP Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect PHP Web Developer Salaries

HTML5
up arrow 33%

Drupal
up arrow 18%


Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 1%

jQuery
up arrow 1%

PHP
0%

JavaScript
0%

SQL
0%

National Average
$51,000

Web Development
up arrow 1%

Ajax
up arrow 1%

MySQL
up arrow 2%

Wordpress
up arrow 2%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%
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