The average Java Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K per year. Career duration 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 the greater part earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Java Programmers (85 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,087 - $100,135
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,518
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$8.30 - $67.87
(Median)
$8
$39
$68
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,087 - $100,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$41,003 - $101,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $67.87  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$41,003 - $101,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in SQL, Java/J2EE, .NET, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 14 percent and 18 percent. Those listing C# as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VB.Net and C++ also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Java are similarly competent in Java/J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $80K. Java Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $99K. Java Programmers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $80K.

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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

SQL
up arrow 18%

up arrow 17%

.NET
up arrow 14%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

Java
0%

National Average
$65,000

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 6%

VB.Net
up arrow 23%

C#
up arrow 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
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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