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Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

Pay for Java Software Developers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $68K per year. Incomes of Java Software Developers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $42K on the low end and $110K on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Java Software Developers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. 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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$44,044 - $100,755
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,032
10%
50%
90%

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$14.78 - $77.27
(Median)
$15
$34
$77
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,044 - $100,755  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,901  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $10,000  
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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$42,169 - $110,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 989
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $77.27  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $56.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,901  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $10,000  
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).
)
$42,169 - $110,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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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.

Common Career Paths for Java Software Developer / Programmer


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Java Software Developers may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Java Developer, where median compensation is $100K annually.

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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 Microsoft SQL Server, J2EE, and Java/J2EE are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 15 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Eclipse Java IDE, C#, and C++. Most people experienced in 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.


Java Software Developers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $78K. Java Software Developers bring in $96K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $109K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Java Software Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 35 percent above the national average. Java Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+23 percent), Boston (+22 percent), New York (+12 percent), and San Diego (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin and Houston (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
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UNIX
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Linux
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Oracle
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Spring
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SQL
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HTML
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PL/SQL
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Java
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National Average
$70,000

JavaScript
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C++
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%