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Java Programmer Salary

The average Java Programmer in the United States earns approximately $60K per year. Total cash compensation to Java Programmers approaches anywhere from $40K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $25K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. Most Java Programmers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$39,783 - $91,826
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$92K
MEDIAN: $59,953
10%
50%
90%

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$14.65 - $54.81
(Median)
$15
$29
$55
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,783 - $91,826  
   
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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$39,709 - $100,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $54.81  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $61.83  
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.
)
$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).
)
$39,709 - $100,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 wide range of professional skills. 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#, .NET, and C++. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. 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 49%

Late-Career
up arrow 32%


National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Java
0%

National Average
$61,000

C++
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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