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PHP Web Developer Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of PHP Web Developers in the United States, bringing in about $50K per year. Final cash compensation to PHP Web Developers varies from around $32K to approximately $78K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $5K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair portion have medical coverage and a little over a half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for PHP Web Developers is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
PHP Web Developer Salary (?
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$34,510 - $73,288
(Median)
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50K
61K
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MEDIAN: $50,459
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PHP Web Developer Salary (?
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$11.84 - $41.65
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,510 - $73,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,889  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $4,849  
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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$31,539 - $78,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 835
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $41.65  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,889  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $4,849  
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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$31,539 - $78,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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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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PHP Web Developers often transition into upper level Senior Web Developer positions, where pay tends to be much higher. Typically, Senior Web Developers earn $77K per year.

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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 Drupal, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Linux and Apache / Apache HTTP Server. Most people experienced in MySQL also know JavaScript.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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National Average
$50,000
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For those looking to make money, PHP Web Developers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 8 percent above the national average.

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Experience Affects PHP Web Developer Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect PHP Web Developer Salaries

Drupal
up arrow 21%
Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 5%
jQuery
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HTML
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SQL
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PHP
0%
MySQL
0%
Ajax
0%
Wordpress
0%
National Average
$50,000
JavaScript
up arrow 1%
Web Development
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Apache / Apache HTTP Server
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Linux
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 263 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

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: 36% employee benefits None: 26%