Java Programmer Salary

Java Programmers in the United States pull down an average of $60K per year. Final cash compensation to Java Programmers varies from around $39K to approximately $100K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9K and $25K, respectively. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Java Programmers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Java Programmers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,615 - $91,204
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$91K
MEDIAN: $60,106
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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
$39,615 - $91,204  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,274  
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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$39,460 - $100,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,274  
   
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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$39,460 - $100,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, SQL, Java, and C++ are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# and .NET. Those familiar with Java also tend to know Java/J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Java Programmers make a median salary of $90K. For some reason, Java Programmers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $80K.

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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 48%

Late-Career
up arrow 32%


National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Java
0%

National Average
$61,000

C++
up arrow 2%

.NET
up arrow 5%

C#
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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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