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Senior Java Developer Salary

Senior Java Developers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $97K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Senior Java Developers, total cash compensation can vary between $72K and $141K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $10K, respectively. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Senior Java Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,237 - $123,871
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$69K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,590
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$40.34 - $82.46
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$40
$60
$82
MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,237 - $123,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,699  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $10,279  
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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$71,729 - $140,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$40.34 - $82.46  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $97.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,699  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $10,279  
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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$71,729 - $140,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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

  • 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


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) offers the largest salaries in town ($110K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $70K to $149K.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Senior Java Developers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in RESTful Web Services, Enterprise JavaBeans, XML Web Services, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Most people familiar with Java/J2EE also know Java and Hibernate.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Java Developer

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


For Senior Java Developers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $83K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $97K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $109K. 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 $116K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Senior Java Developers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Java Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Charlotte (+11 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (8 percent lower) and Columbus (7 percent lower).

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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


up arrow 6%

XML Web Services
up arrow 6%

Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
up arrow 6%

UNIX
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Eclipse Java IDE
up arrow 3%

JavaServer Faces (JSF)
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

J2EE
up arrow 2%

Spring
up arrow 1%

Hibernate
up arrow 1%

Java/J2EE
0%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$101,000

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
51%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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