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Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

An average Java Software Developer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $68K annually. The range in cash compensation to Java Software Developers ($42K to $111K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Java Software Developers is high. The vast majority of Java Software Developers (84 percent) who took the survey are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,787 - $101,017
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,101
10%
50%
90%

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$14.96 - $77.02
(Median)
$15
$35
$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
$43,787 - $101,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,917  
Profit Sharing
$240.51 - $10,040  
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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$41,858 - $110,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 939
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
$14.96 - $77.02  
   
Overtime
$8.30 - $57.81  
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 - $9,917  
   
Profit Sharing
$240.51 - $10,040  
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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$41,858 - $110,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Microsoft SQL Server, UNIX, and J2EE are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 15 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Eclipse Java IDE and C++. Those familiar with Java also tend to 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $80K. Java Software Developers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. 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


For Java Software Developers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Java Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+22 percent), Boston (+22 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Employers in Austin and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 11 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

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 20%

UNIX
up arrow 15%

up arrow 14%


Linux
up arrow 6%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Spring
up arrow 4%

PL/SQL
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Java
0%

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 160 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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