Median pay for Java Software Developers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $70K per year. In the world of Java Software Developers, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $115K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $9K, respectively. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Java Software Developers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,672 - $108,750
$43K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,770
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50%
90%

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$16.42 - $57.45
$16
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$57
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,672 - $108,750  
   
Bonus
$507 - $12,182  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $8,877  
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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$40,868 - $114,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 406
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.42 - $57.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$29.87 - $117.45  
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
$507 - $12,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $8,877  
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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$40,868 - $114,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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

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

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While not commonly seen, Java Software Developers who transition into a Senior Java Developer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Java Developers is $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Java Software Developers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX, J2EE, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 22 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL and HTML. Those familiar with Java also tend to know Java/J2EE, JavaScript, and J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Software Developer / Programmer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $62K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $89K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Java Software Developers make a median salary of $96K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $112K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,308

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

Java Software Developers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 65 percent. Java Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+45 percent), Reston (+40 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), and Minneapolis (+9 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Richmond and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent less).

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Key Stats for Java Software Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries

UNIX
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Microsoft SQL Server
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C++
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National Average
$70,000

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SQL
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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