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Java Programmer Salary

Median pay for Java Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $60K per year. Total cash compensation to Java Programmers bottoms out near $40K and approaches $100K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $25K from profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Java Programmers (80 percent) who took the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance.

$39,732 - $91,353
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$91K
MEDIAN: $59,647
10%
50%
90%

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$14.65 - $54.81
(Median)
$15
$29
$55
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$39,732 - $91,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,500  
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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$39,650 - $99,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate 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$21$42$63
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 - $8,500  
   
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).
)
$39,650 - $99,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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


Survey results imply that Java Programmers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, SQL, Java, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C#, C++, and .NET. Most people familiar with Java also know Java/J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $76K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Java Programmers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $80K.

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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 50%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%


National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

up arrow 15%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Java
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 6%

C#
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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