A Java Programmer earns an average salary of $59,264 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Java/J2EE is associated with high pay for this job.
Java Programmer Total Pay (?
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$39,627 - $90,635
(Median)
40K
59K
72K
91K
MEDIAN: $59,263
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90%
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Java Programmer Total Pay (?
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$15.03 - $57.02
(Median)
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29
45
57
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,627 - $90,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $6,500  
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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$39,514 - $103,677  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $57.02  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $63.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $6,500  
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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$39,514 - $103,677  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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New York
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Nashville
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National Average
$60,000
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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 53%
Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

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SQL
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National Average
$60,000
Java
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C++
up arrow 6%
C#
up arrow 22%
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Gender
Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 17%
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