Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

Java Software Developers in the United States take home an average $68K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Java Software Developers generally range from $42K to $111K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Java Software Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Java Software Developers (83 percent) who took the survey are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,026 - $101,595
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,339
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$14.95 - $75.76
(Median)
$15
$35
$76
MEDIAN: $35.00
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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
$44,026 - $101,595  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,926  
Profit Sharing
$239.60 - $10,054  
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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$41,879 - $111,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 897
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $75.76  
   
Overtime
$8.07 - $58.72  
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 - $9,926  
   
Profit Sharing
$239.60 - $10,054  
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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$41,879 - $111,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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, progressing to a Senior Java Developer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Java Developer can earn $100K annually.

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Popular Skills for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Java Software Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, UNIX, J2EE, and Java/J2EE are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 19 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Eclipse Java IDE and C#. Those educated in Java tend to be well versed in 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 $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $81K. For Java Software Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. 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 $110K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Java Software Developers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Java Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+23 percent), Boston (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Austin and 10 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
up arrow 19%

UNIX
up arrow 15%

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Linux
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Oracle
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PL/SQL
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HTML
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Java
0%

SQL
0%

C++
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National Average
$70,000

JavaScript
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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