Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

Median pay for Java Software Developers in the United States is around $68K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $42K and hits $111K 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 the larger part. Most Java Software Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Java Software Developers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,236 - $101,494

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$14.97 - $75.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,236 - $101,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,914  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $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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$42,082 - $110,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 890
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $75.50  
   
Overtime
$8.07 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,914  
   
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $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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$42,082 - $110,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.

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Java Software Developers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Java Developer. The latter position pays an average of $100K annually.

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Popular Skills for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Java Software Developers report using a large range 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 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Eclipse Java IDE and C#. Those proficient in Java are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Java Software Developers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $81K. Java Software Developers bring in $97K after working for 10 to 20 years. Java Software Developers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $109K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Java Software Developers, 41 percent higher than the national average. Java Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in Reston (+41 percent), Boston (+28 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), and New York (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Austin and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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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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PL/SQL
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HTML
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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 142 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
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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