[nycphp-jobs] Going Rates for NYC PHP Developers

Brian D. brian at
Wed Jul 30 09:43:17 EDT 2008

Certainly not $10-15 an hour, unless you want a long-term headache. My
advice would be to look at Chris Shiflett's blog entry from last year:

There was a discussion on the NYPHP mailing list about this, too,
which is linked on Shiflett's blog:

Using Chris's formula of 2.5x hourly wages, and using's
average salary statistics (available here - )
then 88000/2000 (50 weeks @ 40 hours) * 2.5 = $110 an hour, and more
for a "senior" developer.

This is in line with what I've seen in the city as a consultant and
developer myself.

- Brian Dailey

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 9:26 AM, Anjali Arora <aarora99 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Related to this, I'd be interested in knowing what a PHP-MySQL coder (with
> maybe 3 years of good experience) would cost hourly in NY/NJ. This is for a
> freelance project relating to a social networking site. I expect there to be
> a couple of input forms, the routine social networking features such as
> commenting, rating, & the database design. The last is very crucial to me as
> I'd like the possibility of data to be mashed in assorted ways down the
> road.
> What should I reasonably expect to pay, & is hourly the best way to go?
> Thanks!
> -Anjali

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