Java Programmer Salary

The average Java Programmer in the United States earns approximately $64K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Java Programmers who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage.

$40,302 - $100,307
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$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,155
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$15.21 - $69.04
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$69
MEDIAN: $40.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,302 - $100,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$40,949 - $102,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$40,949 - $102,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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 code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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Popular Skills for Java Programmer


Survey results show that Java Programmers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, SQL, JavaScript, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing C# as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VB.Net and C++ also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Java are also skilled in Java/J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $79K. Java Programmers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $100K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $80K.

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Key Stats for Java Programmer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

▲53%

Late-Career
▲23%

▲22%

National Average
$65,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

▲18%

SQL
▲11%

C++ Programming Language
▼0%

JavaScript
▼0%

.NET
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

▼1%

C# Programming Language
▼2%

C++
▼7%

VB.Net
▼23%

C#
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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