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Java Programmer Salary

An average Java Programmer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. Cash earnings for Java Programmers — including $9K in bonuses and $25K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $39K to $102K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Java Programmers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (81 percent) of Java Programmers who answered the questionnaire are male.
$39,752 - $91,813
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$92K
MEDIAN: $59,411
10%
50%
90%

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$14.54 - $55.48
(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
$39,752 - $91,813  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $24,832  
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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$39,455 - $101,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $55.48  
   
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 - $8,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $24,832  
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).
)
$39,455 - $101,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, SQL, Java, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include C#, C++, and .NET. Most people who know 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $74K. Java Programmers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. For some reason, Java Programmers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $80K.

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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 49%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

up arrow 16%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Java
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 7%

C#
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 16%