Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

Median pay for Java Software Developers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $71K per year. Total cash compensation to Java Software Developers bottoms out near $41K and approaches $117K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Geography 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. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. There are far more male Java Software Developers survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,245 - $109,421
$43K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,572
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50%
90%

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$17.57 - $60.19
$18
$30
$60
MEDIAN: $29.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,245 - $109,421  
   
Bonus
$587 - $12,231  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $9,000  
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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$41,438 - $117,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 398
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.57 - $60.19  
   
Overtime
$30.14 - $116.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$587 - $12,231  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $9,000  
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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$41,438 - $117,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Java Software Developer / Programmer

A Java software developer/programmer creates software using the JavaScript programming language, which is used in websites to create interactive services and interfaces. JavaScript can also be used in smartphone apps and, occasionally, computer software. The Java software developer/programmer works as part of a team, creating and maintaining software based on input from senior developers, management, and end-users. They spend much of their time creating, testing, and modifying software, as well as meeting with other developers/programmers to brainstorm and troubleshoot. A Java software developer/programmer works in an office setting and may have flexible work hours; they may be able to work from home and may work longer hours when there are important deadlines. The Java software developer/programmer may be called on to fix security flaws or bugs in software outside of standard work hours.

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Java Software Developer / Programmer Tasks

  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.

Common Career Paths for Java Software Developer / Programmer


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Java Software Developers do not often transition into Senior Java Developer roles. The role averages $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Survey takers working as Java Software Developers report using a large range of professional skills. Lucky workers who know UNIX can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Oracle and J2EE are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 19 percent and 24 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HTML, C#, and Eclipse Java IDE. Those proficient in Java are, more often than not, also skilled in Java/J2EE, JavaScript, and J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Software Developer / Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Java Software Developer / Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Java Software Developer / Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 311 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Java Software Developer / Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 143 salaries. An experienced Java Software Developer / Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 75 salaries. A Java Software Developer / Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,382

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

For Java Software Developers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 68 percent greater than the national average. Java Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+43 percent), Reston (+38 percent), Minneapolis (+8 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (12 percent lower) and Richmond (4 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Java Software Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries

▲52%

▲33%

▲24%

National Average
$71,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries

UNIX
▲24%

▲19%

▲19%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲17%

▲15%

▲15%

▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$71,000

▼2%

C++
▼2%

SQL
▼3%


▼3%

C#
▼4%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%
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