PHP Developer Hourly Rate

PHP Developer Hourly Rate

Benchmark your hourly rate with data from Toptal's global network of top freelance talent.

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Distribution

  • <$39
  • $40-59
  • $60-79
  • $80-99
  • $100+
% of freelancers

The average hourly rate for a PHP developer is $45/hr.

Experience Level

Average Hourly Rate

$45

Our Data

The calculator pulls data from our database of thousands of vetted freelancers. Data is updated daily, and excludes any rate that deviates substantially from the average.Read More

How much could you earn?

Hourly Rate

$10
$125
$45

Hours Per Week

10
80
35
  • Per week

    $1,575
  • Per month

    $6,300
  • Per year

    $81,900

Freelancing as a PHP Developer

PHP is a server-side scripting language first developed in 1994, and powers over 80% of today’s websites, including Facebook and Wikipedia. Sites using PHP experience sizeable reductions in latency and CPU load. A PHP developer is responsible for writing server-side web application logic. PHP developers usually develop back-end components, connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the application. They are also often required to develop and integrate plugins for certain popular frameworks.

Freelancers who are skilled in PHP can make a salary of $81,900 per year, or an hourly wage of $45. While the freelance PHP developer hourly rate can vary based on where they live, remote PHP developers can also command different PHP contractor rates based on their years or quality of experience.

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How the Calculator Works

Toptal is the largest network of high-skilled freelancers in the world. We created this tool using our database of nearly ten thousand vetted freelancers. Data is updated daily, and excludes hourly rates that fall 2 standard deviations above or below the mean in order to remove outliers.

The Freelance Calculator lets you see how much you can earn as a freelancer, including what your hourly rate would need to be to match your current or desired salary based on the number of hours you work per week.

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