Java Programmer Salary

Median pay for Java Programmers in the United States is around $60K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $25K, respectively — total cash payment to Java Programmers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $100K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Java Programmers. The vast majority of Java Programmers (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,674 - $91,886

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$14.68 - $54.54

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,674 - $91,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $24,658  
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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$39,588 - $100,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $54.54  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $63.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $24,658  
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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$39,588 - $100,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Java Programmer

Java programmers perform a number of tasks in the Java language. They perform coding and design tasks, as well as testing and implementation. These programmers must have substantial knowledge of Java, including the Java threading model, developing Java multithreaded applications, and relational database modeling and/or design. They must also perform peer code reviews, as well as effectively communicate with the project lead on any developmental efforts/concerns. Other necessary skills include understanding object-oriented design concepts and application layering. In addition to correcting any errors or deficiencies in code, they must also learn and use new technologies as they are released (if they are necessary).

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Java Programmer Tasks

  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.

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Popular Skills for Java Programmer


Survey results show that Java Programmers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, JavaScript, .NET, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include VB.Net, C#, and C++. Most people familiar with Java also know Java/J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $76K. Java Programmers bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. Java Programmers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $80K.

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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 47%

Late-Career
up arrow 31%


National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

up arrow 12%

JavaScript
up arrow 8%

.NET
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$61,000

Java
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 16%

VB.Net
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 16%
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