Java Programmer Salary

The average Java Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $63K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Java Programmers (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average.

$41,130 - $102,416
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$63K
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MEDIAN: $63,063
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$15.46 - $108.59
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$0$109K
Salary $41,130 - $102,416
Bonus $102.13 - $10,161
Profit Sharing $1,250
Total Pay (?
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$43,062 - $109,659
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$108
Hourly Rate $15.46 - $108.59
Overtime $43.25
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $102.13 - $10,161
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$43,062 - $109,659
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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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

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Java Programmer


Survey results show that Java Programmers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Java/J2EE, VB.Net, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 22 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Those listing C# as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. .NET and C++ also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Java also know Java/J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Java Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Java Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Java Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Java Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 19 salaries. A Java Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,156

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Java Programmers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. Java Programmers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+34 percent) and Nashville (+2 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Java Programmer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

▲54%

▲24%

Late-Career
▲23%

National Average
$65,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

▲23%

VB.Net
▲22%

SQL
▲15%

▼0%

JavaScript
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

C++ Programming Language
▼1%

C# Programming Language
▼2%

C++
▼7%

.NET
▼10%

C#
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 13%
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