A Java Developer earns an average salary of $69,296 per year. A skill in J2EE is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Java Developer Total Pay (?
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$47,183 - $97,094
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MEDIAN: $69,295
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Java Developer Total Pay (?
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$19.70 - $67.11
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,183 - $97,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,009  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $9,294  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,869 - $105,190  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,715
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.70 - $67.11  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $58.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $9,294  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,869 - $105,190  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,715
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Job Description for Java Developer
Java developers create complex web-based applications. Some examples include animated drop-down menus, images that change as a mouse moves over them, and sounds that play when clicked. Java is used extensively on e-commerce sites to collect data and validate user information. It is the job of Java developers to use this scripting language to modify the design and functionality of websites as requested by their clients. Java developers may write programs themselves or revise existing applications. They also identify opportunities to fine-tune and optimize applications of java developed projects. Java developers will often test programs to verify that they work correctly. This responsibility includes resolving technical issues through debugging, research and investigation. Java developers will also often mentor and provide technical guidance and instruction to lower level IT staff, assisting with specific problems requiring a broad knowledge of subject matter processing.
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Java Developer Tasks
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
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Pay by Experience Level for Java Developer
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Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Java Developer Salaries

Late-Career
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$71,000

Skills That Affect Java Developer Salaries

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JavaScript
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Eclipse Java IDE
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National Average
$71,000
Web Development
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Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%
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