Senior Java Developer Salary

Salaries for Senior Java Developers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Java Developers range from $76K on the low end to $144K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by geography and tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Senior Java Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$74,573 - $129,150
$75K
$99K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,636
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50%
90%

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$40.80 - $86.62
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$61
$87
MEDIAN: $61.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,573 - $129,150  
   
Bonus
$994 - $15,461  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$76,152 - $143,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 940
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$40.80 - $86.62  
   
Overtime
$38.65 - $81.48  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$994 - $15,461  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$76,152 - $143,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 206

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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

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Java Developer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Senior Java Developers include Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Syntel, Inc., TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, Capital One Financial Corp, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). Capital One Financial Corp offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $107K.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Senior Java Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Apache Struts, RESTful Web Services, Oracle, and XML Web Services are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Java/J2EE also know Java and Hibernate.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Java Developer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Java Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Java Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 111 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Java Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 647 salaries. An experienced Senior Java Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 605 salaries. A Senior Java Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,238

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

For Senior Java Developers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Senior Java Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+18 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and New York (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus. Workers in Boston and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

Senior Java Developer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Senior Java Developer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Java Developer Salaries

▲18%

▲6%

National Average
$103,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Java Developer Salaries




▲2%



Java
▼0%

SQL
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$103,000

Java/J2EE
▼1%

Spring
▼1%

▼1%

▼1%

XML
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 17%
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