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 earnings of Java Software Developers range from $41K on the low end to $119K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $15K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Java Software Developers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,812 - $111,201
$43K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,595
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$16.89 - $59.38
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MEDIAN: $29.78
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$0$119K
Salary $42,812 - $111,201
Bonus $989 - $12,208
Profit Sharing $98.63 - $15,205
Total Pay (?
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$41,147 - $119,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 367
Hourly Data $0$118
Hourly Rate $16.89 - $59.38
Overtime $29.65 - $118.36
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $989 - $12,208
Profit Sharing $98.63 - $15,205
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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$41,147 - $119,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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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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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 report using a large range of skills on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HTML, C#, and Eclipse Java IDE. For most people, competency in Java indicates knowledge of 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: $71,441

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

For Java Software Developers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 68 percent above 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). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Richmond (12 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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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 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries

▲52%

▲32%

▲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 41 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%
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