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What are typical php developer salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

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smoove in Troy, MI

142 months ago

Check out www.indeed.com/salary, although take this with a grain of salt. As my friend said, who the hell is paying that much?

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Guy Incognito in Chandler, Arizona

140 months ago

That much? That seems low.

A good friend of mine works as a PHP developer and his starting salary was $124,000. I make more than that, but I only do freelance work. And another friend of mine just got offered a position at $95,000 with a $15,000 signing bonus.

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Kevin in Madison Heights, Michigan

139 months ago

I guess it depends on where you're located, experience, company, etc. I too am from the Detroit Metro area, and don't know anyone paying close to those amounts. I make decent money, but no where close to to the $100k+ figures they apparently pay in Arizona.

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Garrett Albright in Arcata, California

139 months ago

$124,000? One hundred twenty four thousand dollars? Man, I'd gladly make a quarter of that to do what I'm basically doing now for free. Someone hire me!

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dwikristianto in Jakarta, Indonesia

134 months ago

Guy Incognito in Chandler, Arizona said: That much? That seems low.

A good friend of mine works as a PHP developer and his starting salary was $124,000. I make more than that, but I only do freelance work. And another friend of mine just got offered a position at $95,000 with a $15,000 signing bonus.

hi all,

i'm new in here, and i come from indonesia.
so forgive me for my bad english.

i would like to ask about $124k, is that per month salary or per year salary ?
sorry, i'm not american.

for any responses and attentions, i would like to say thank you in advance.

regards,
:dwi

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helpfulhints in Denver, Colorado

111 months ago

I think a lot

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chad in Ada, Ohio

111 months ago

Wow, looks like all the PHP jobs are out west. I'm in OH and making less than 40k as a PHP dev. So not fair. I only have 2 years exp though.

I took a class on ASP.Net and hated it with my entire being. I chose PHP to be my web dev forte. Then I get out of school and microsoft web programming garbage is everywhere in this state.

So my question is, I see PHP/Linux environment seems to be making strides out west, do you think it is on the rise everywhere, finally to sit with ASP.Stupid?

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boondogle in Madison, Wisconsin

108 months ago

Hey Chad,

I have been developing PHP applications for about eight years now and I have to say that ASP.Net is pretty damn awesome comparatively. It's far more organized and its OO feature set is more fleshed out. I had the opportunity to develop e-commerce in ASP.Net C# and I was lovin' it.

I would dare say ASP.Net C# is the bee's knees. And, typically a .NET developer is going to make a lot more scratch than his PHP counterpart.

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chad in Waynesfield, Ohio

108 months ago

boondogle in Madison, Wisconsin said: Hey Chad,
I had the opportunity to develop e-commerce in ASP.Net C# and I was lovin' it.

I bet if I got to use C# instead of stupid VB I would have liked it more. If the syntax is similar to C or PHP's I bet I would do fine. My next worry though, as a designer, do i have to think within the box and use certain tools, or can I design a page in divs with CSS without using the .Net tools?

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