Java Programmer Salary

Median pay for Java Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $65K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are far more male Java Programmers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,514 - $101,769
$41K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,549
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90%

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$15.21 - $69.04
$15
$41
$69
MEDIAN: $40.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,514 - $101,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$41,356 - $104,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$41,356 - $104,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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 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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Popular Skills for Java Programmer


Java Programmers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Java/J2EE, VB.Net, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 21 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing C# as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. .NET and C++ also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Java are also skilled in Java/J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Java Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Java Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Java Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Java Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 19 salaries. A Java Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,594

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Java Programmers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 40 percent. Java Programmers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago.

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Key Stats for Java Programmer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

▲53%

▲23%

Late-Career
▲22%

National Average
$66,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

▲22%

VB.Net
▲21%

SQL
▲14%

JavaScript
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

▼1%

C++ Programming Language
▼2%

C# Programming Language
▼3%

C++
▼7%

.NET
▼11%

C#
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 14%