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PHP Developer Salary in the United States 🇺🇸

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The median PHP developer salary in the United States is $91,852 per year or $47 per hour in 2022. The median salary is influenced by many factors. Location and years of work experience are two important factors. For example, if you live in a expensive city, you will likely earn a higher salary than someone who lives in a less expensive city. Additionally, the more years of work experience you have, the more money you are likely to make.

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How much does a PHP developer make in the United States?

$91,852 / Annual

Based on 1547 salaries

The data come from StackOverflow's annual developer surveys, and can you can find them on this link -

Map of PHP Developer Salary by State

Developers can expect much higher salaries in California, New York, New Jersey.

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While in California, developers can expect $122,475 per year, in Missouri, it's just $71,114 per year.

3 States with the Highest PHP Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. California - $122,475
  2. New York - $114,310
  3. New Jersey - $113,289

3 States with the Lowest PHP Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. Missouri - $71,114
  2. Oklahoma - $71,750
  3. South Carolina - $74,346

For the complete table with sortable options, please check out the table of the available states below. Feel free to reach out if you don't see your state on the table or the data is unavailable on the map.

List of PHP Developer Salary by State

Salary Difference 
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1California$122,47533% 155 Salaries
2New York$114,31024% 114 Salaries
3New Jersey$113,28923% 40 Salaries
4Washington$112,77923% 74 Salaries
5Utah$108,55418% 66 Salaries
6Maryland$107,15317% 34 Salaries
7Colorado$106,68116% 60 Salaries
8Michigan$102,57312% 62 Salaries
9Texas$102,06211% 112 Salaries
10North Carolina$102,03011% 64 Salaries
11Illinois$101,04210% 70 Salaries
12Florida$100,0219% 99 Salaries
13Massachusetts$94,0302% 52 Salaries
14Tennessee$92,6021% 32 Salaries
15Minnesota$91,104-1% 58 Salaries
16Georgia$88,743-3% 40 Salaries
17Wisconsin$85,911-6% 42 Salaries
18Oregon$84,967-7% 32 Salaries
19Indiana$83,943-9% 38 Salaries
20Ohio$82,135-11% 54 Salaries
21Kentucky$80,247-13% 23 Salaries
22Idaho$80,247-13% 23 Salaries
23Arizona$80,247-13% 32 Salaries
24Virginia$75,526-18% 46 Salaries
25Pennsylvania$75,526-18% 56 Salaries
26South Carolina$74,346-19% 23 Salaries
27Oklahoma$71,750-22% 23 Salaries
28Missouri$71,114-23% 23 Salaries

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PHP Developer Salary by Years of Professional Experience

Making money as a PHP developer is often based on how long you have been working as a developer. People who have been working as developers for a while usually make more money than people who are just starting out.

Chart explanation: The X-axis shows years of professional coding experience. A newbie is a developer who just got into the industry or someone with less than one year of experience.

PHP Developer Salary by Size of Company

Chart explanation: The X-axis shows the company size in terms of the number of employees. A freelancer does not necessarily represent a company; it may also be a sole proprietor or contractor.


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