PHP Developer Salary

Men make up the majority of PHP Developers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $62K annually. Cash earnings for PHP Developers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $40K to approximately $97K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by just over a half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most PHP Developers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,579 - $93,135
$42K
$64K
$93K
MEDIAN: $64,118
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$14.29 - $50.88
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MEDIAN: $25.75
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$0$98K
Salary $41,579 - $93,135
Bonus $99.67 - $10,304
Profit Sharing $100.00 - $4,500
Total Pay (?
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$39,872 - $98,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 465
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $14.29 - $50.88
Overtime $19.23 - $66.44
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $99.67 - $10,304
Profit Sharing $100.00 - $4,500
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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$39,872 - $98,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

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Job Description for PHP Developer

PHP is a flexible and powerful scripting language that computer programmers use, especially in the development of web-related tools, applications, and services. A PHP developer is simply someone who performs this work as part of a team within a company.

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PHP Developer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Common Career Paths for PHP Developer


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PHP Developers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Web Developer. The latter position pays an average of $79K annually.

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Popular Skills for PHP Developer


PHP Developers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Asynchronous Javascript and XML Web Development, C++, SQL, and Drupal are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C# Programming Language, C#, and HTML. Those educated in MySQL tend to be well versed in JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for PHP Developer

Pay by Experience for a PHP Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level PHP Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 391 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A PHP Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 260 salaries. An experienced PHP Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 128 salaries. A PHP Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,246

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

PHP Developers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 45 percent. PHP Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+20 percent), Boca Raton (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, Pittsburgh PHP Developers have considerably lower salaries, 35 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (21 percent less) and Chicago (13 percent less).

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

PHP Developer in New York:
"Constant learning."
Pros: New day new work.
Cons: Same domain, stress.

PHP Developer in San Diego:
"A Great Place To Get Your Foot In The Door."
Pros: It's a casual work environment with sincere honest people. A real team atmosphere. I feel like my co-workers are my friends. Free lunch. Overtime pay when the workload demands it.
Cons: No vacation, management is somewhat disorganized, a bit behind in development practices (though improvements are being made). Cramped work space.

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Key Stats for PHP Developer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects PHP Developer Salaries

▲36%

▲24%

▲11%

National Average
$63,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect PHP Developer Salaries


C++
▲9%

SQL
▲6%

National Average
$63,000

▼1%

Linux
▼3%

Wordpress
▼3%

PHP
▼5%

▼5%

▼6%

▼7%

▼9%


▼14%

C#
▼16%

C# Programming Language
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 26%
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