Java Programmer Salary

Median pay for Java Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $61K annually. Total cash earnings of Java Programmers range from $40K on the low end to $102K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $24K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of Java Programmers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Java Programmers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire.

$40,104 - $92,983
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,929
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$14.73 - $55.87
(Median)
$15
$29
$56
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,104 - $92,983  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,808  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $24,240  
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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$39,956 - $101,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $55.87  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $61.83  
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 - $8,808  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $24,240  
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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$39,956 - $101,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, JavaScript, .NET, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. C# and VB.Net, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in Java also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $78K. Java Programmers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $94K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $80K.

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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 51%

Late-Career
up arrow 29%


National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

up arrow 14%

JavaScript
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 2%

.NET
up arrow 2%

Java
0%

National Average
$62,000

C++
up arrow 2%

VB.Net
up arrow 19%

C#
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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