Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

Java Software Developers in the United States pull down an average of $68K per year. Cash earnings for Java Software Developers — including $10K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $42K to $113K 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. There are far more male Java Software Developers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Java Software Developers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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 (?
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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.

Common Career Paths for Java Software Developer / Programmer


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Java Software Developers who advance into the role of a Senior Java Developer are fairly uncommon. Senior Java Developers on average earn $100K per year.

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Popular Skills for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Survey results imply that Java Software Developers deploy a deep pool of 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 experienced in 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $60K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $82K. Java Software Developers see a median salary of $99K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,834

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

For Java Software Developers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Java Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in Reston (+41 percent), Boston (+29 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (10 percent less) and Houston (7 percent less).

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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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jQuery
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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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