Java Programmer Salary

Pay for Java Programmers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K per year. Cash earnings for Java Programmers — including $9K in bonuses and $25K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $101K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Java Programmers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 80 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. Work is enjoyable for Java Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,674 - $91,886
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,482
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50%
90%

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$14.62 - $55.05
(Median)
$15
$29
$55
MEDIAN: $29.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,674 - $91,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
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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$39,538 - $100,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $55.05  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $63.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
   
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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$39,538 - $100,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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


Java Programmers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, .NET, SQL, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like VB.Net and C#. Those proficient in Java are, more often than not, also skilled in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Java Programmers make a median salary of $91K. 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 48%

Late-Career
up arrow 31%


National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

up arrow 11%

SQL
0%

.NET
0%

National Average
$61,000

Java
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 16%

VB.Net
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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