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Senior Java Developer Salary

Average pay for Senior Java Developers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($101K). In the world of Senior Java Developers, overall income ranges from $71K near the bottom to $140K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and geography are driving factors as well. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$68,098 - $123,501
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MEDIAN: $96,178
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$40.40 - $82.78
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MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,098 - $123,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,874  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $12,041  
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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$70,774 - $140,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 879
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$40.40 - $82.78  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $82.42  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,874  
   
Profit Sharing
$965 - $12,041  
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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$70,774 - $140,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Job Description for Senior Java Developer

A senior java developer must be highly skilled in the Java programming language. The job generally requires at least a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. Most of the time, a senior java developer will need at least five years of experience working with Java application development. Most employers expect the senior java developer to also have hands-on experience with other services such as Oracle, HTML, and Javascript.

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Senior Java Developer Tasks

  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Java Developer


Employees at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp take home the smallest paychecks, and $74K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $60K and quickly nearing the top at only $89K.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Survey results imply that Senior Java Developers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Enterprise JavaBeans, RESTful Web Services, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include JavaServer Faces. Those educated in Java/J2EE tend to be well versed in Java and Hibernate.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Java Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Java Developers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $85K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $97K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $109K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $120K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Java Developers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Senior Java Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 11 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (11 percent lower) and Columbus (9 percent lower).

Senior Java Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Senior Java Developer?
Senior Java Developer in Columbus:
"Java Developers Have A Great Work Environment."
Pros: Nationwide offers a great work/life balance for its IT staff, particularly in the Direct Internet application development area.
Cons: Developers are not compensated very well monetarily. Due to poor pay and competition for technical talent in Columbus Ohio, turnover is high among employees.

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Experience Affects Senior Java Developer Salaries



National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Senior Java Developer Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 16%

Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
up arrow 10%

RESTful Web Services
up arrow 9%

Oracle
up arrow 8%


SQL
up arrow 5%

XML Web Services
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 3%

Spring
up arrow 2%

Hibernate
up arrow 2%

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
up arrow 2%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 1%

J2EE
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

National Average
$101,000

JavaServer Faces (JSF)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%