Java Programmer Salary

Earnings for Java Programmers in the United States come in at around $59K per year on average. In the world of Java Programmers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $25K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $100K. Career duration and the particular city 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,647 - $91,514
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$92K
MEDIAN: $59,408
10%
50%
90%

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$14.62 - $55.05
(Median)
$15
$29
$55
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,647 - $91,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
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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$39,511 - $100,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $55.05  
   
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 - $8,877  
   
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).
)
$39,511 - $100,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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


Survey results suggest that Java Programmers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, .NET, SQL, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include C# 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Java Programmers report making only $80K on average.

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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 52%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%


National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

up arrow 15%

.NET
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Java
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 5%

C#
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%