A Java Developer earns an average salary of $72,760 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$48,735 - $101,715
(Median)
$49K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,760
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$21.59 - $71.75
(Median)
$22
$42
$72
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,735 - $101,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,134  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$48,818 - $114,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,646
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$21.59 - $71.75  
   
Overtime
$29.36 - $78.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$48,818 - $114,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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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National Average: $75,934

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Experience Affects Java Developer Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Java Developer Salaries

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Java/J2EE
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Oracle
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Agile Software Development
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JavaServer Pages (JSP)
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National Average
$76,000

SQL
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Eclipse Java IDE
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JavaScript
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Web Development
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HTML
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Agile
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XML
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Java
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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