Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

Java Software Developers in the United States take home an average $68K annually. Total cash compensation to Java Software Developers varies from $42K to $111K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Java Software Developers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,904 - $101,468
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,403
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$14.96 - $75.00
(Median)
$15
$35
$75
MEDIAN: $34.00
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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
$43,904 - $101,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
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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$41,789 - $111,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 907
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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $75.00  
   
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
   
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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$41,789 - $111,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


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 19 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Eclipse Java IDE and C#. The majority of those who know 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. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $110K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Java Software Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Java Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+22 percent), Boston (+21 percent), New York (+14 percent), and San Diego (+11 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Atlanta (11 percent lower and 10 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

UNIX
up arrow 19%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 19%

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Linux
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PL/SQL
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HTML
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SQL
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Java
0%

C++
0%

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 149 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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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