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Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

Median pay for Java Software Developers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $68K annually. Overall cash earnings of Java Software Developers stretch from $42K near the bottom to $109K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Java Software Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Java Software Developers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$43,747 - $99,211
(Median)
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99K
MEDIAN: $67,560
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$15.21 - $73.97
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,747 - $99,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,890  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $10,067  
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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$42,088 - $108,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $73.97  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $54.23  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,890  
   
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $10,067  
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).
)
$42,088 - $108,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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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For Java Software Developers, career progression to a Senior Java Developer role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Senior Java Developer, an upper-level role, can earn $99K annually.

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Popular Skills for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Survey results imply that Java Software Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Spring, J2EE, UNIX, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Eclipse Java IDE, .NET, 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $78K. Java Software Developers see a median salary of $93K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $107K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Java Software Developers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Java Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), and San Diego (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Minneapolis (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries

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UNIX
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Linux
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SQL
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PL/SQL
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Java
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National Average
$70,000

C++
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JavaScript
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C#
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.NET
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Eclipse Java IDE
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%