An average Java Software Developer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $69K annually. Final cash compensation to Java Software Developers varies from around $41K to approximately $114K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $9K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Java Software Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Java Software Developers (85 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$42,441 - $107,443
(Median)
$42K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,075
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$16.65 - $57.00
(Median)
$17
$28
$57
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,441 - $107,443  
   
Bonus
$817 - $11,931  
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $9,274  
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).
)
$40,919 - $113,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$16.65 - $57.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$17.13 - $90.00  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$817 - $11,931  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $9,274  
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).
)
$40,919 - $113,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Though not the most common occurrence, Java Software Developers sometimes become Senior Java Developers, where the average income is $101K per year.

Software Developer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX, Oracle, and J2EE are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 24 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HTML and SQL. Most people who know Java also 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Java Software Developers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $88K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Java Software Developers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $98K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,357

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

With a pay rate for Java Software Developers that is 67 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Java Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+47 percent), Reston (+42 percent), Charlotte (+33 percent), and San Diego (+20 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Chicago and 1 percent less in Richmond, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries




National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 28%

up arrow 24%

up arrow 23%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 21%

up arrow 19%

up arrow 18%

up arrow 17%

up arrow 7%

JavaScript
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 1%

National Average
$69,000

Java
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 1%

Eclipse Java IDE
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%

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
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
ADVERTISEMENT