Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

Pay for Java Software Developers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $68K annually. In the world of Java Software Developers, overall income ranges from $42K near the bottom to $113K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Java Software Developers who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. For the most part, Java Software Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,635 - $103,168
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,925
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$15.57 - $69.77
(Median)
$16
$35
$70
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,635 - $103,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,594  
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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$41,698 - $112,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 802
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $69.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$20.86 - $55.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,594  
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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$41,698 - $112,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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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While Java Software Developers do not often become Senior Java Developers, the job pays $100K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Java Software Developers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, J2EE, Linux, and Spring are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 20 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Eclipse Java IDE. Most people skilled in Java are similarly competent 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Java Software Developers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $82K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,834

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 52 percent, Java Software Developers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Java Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Reston (+41 percent), Boston (+29 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Atlanta and 7 percent less in Houston, 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

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$70,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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