PHP developer salaries - considerable differences across platforms
The average compensation for PHP developers in the United States of America is $94,367 per year as per data by Glassdoor. However, for a developer with intermediate expertise, this income can range from $60k to $148k/year. The amount also fluctuates substantially depending on the developer's skill level and location, among other variables.
For the above statistics, we also investigated ZipRecruiter and Talent.com, and the amounts varied significantly. ZipRecruiter claimed a slightly lower intermediate level income of $88k/yr, along with having a lower range limit of $29k/yr. The maximum annual salary was $139k/yr. According to Talent.com, this compensation is significantly higher at $100k/yr, with the typical salary ranging between $82k/yr and $131k/yr.
The pay of junior and senior developers varied greatly across the three platforms. According to Glassdoor, junior developers earn around $81k per year, with salaries typically ranging from $52-$126k. ZipRecruiter quotes a salary range of $26k/yr to $98k/yr, with the average salary being $66k/yr, which is much lower than the Glassdoor figure.
Talent.com, on the other hand, states a similar figure of $67k/yr. According to Talent.com, the salary range for junior developers is between $55k and $95k per year.
According to Glassdoor, the average senior PHP developer income is $110k/yr, with a salary range of $71k/yr to $172k/yr. According to ZipRecruiter, this amount ranges from $32k to $144k per year, with an average of $92k. On Talent.com, the compensation for a senior PHP developer is $120k, with a salary range of $100k-$152k/year.
PHP Developer Salary By Location
The above graph depicts the regional variations in PHP developer salaries, and as can be seen, these are quite vast. While in Australia, PHP developer salaries surpass USD 70k/yr, in places like Bangladesh and Egypt, these do not even touch USD 10k/yr. This pattern is seen in most of the countries and usually varies with cost of living.
If your company is in need of PHP developers, it is recommended to consider exploring talent from different regions before making your hiring decision.
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PHP Developer Salary VS Other Technologies
The salaries for PHP developers in the United States of America are comparable with other backend tech, and fall in roughly the same range of around $90-100k. While there are variations from this trend and some tech do have a much higher or lower annual average salary, PHP developer salaries aren't too different from other similar technologies.