Senior Java Developer Salary

Salaries for Senior Java Developers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($97K) per year. In the world of Senior Java Developers, overall income ranges from $72K near the bottom to $140K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,440 - $123,706

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$40.56 - $83.02

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,440 - $123,706  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,663  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $10,234  
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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$72,018 - $139,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$40.56 - $83.02  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,663  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $10,234  
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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$72,018 - $139,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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 ($115K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $71K to $148K.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Senior Java Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in RESTful Web Services, Enterprise JavaBeans, XML Web Services, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Most people who know Java/J2EE also know Java and Hibernate. Most people experienced in Spring also know Hibernate and Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Java Developer

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


Senior Java Developers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $84K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $98K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $109K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $114K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Java Developers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Java Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+9 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Columbus and 5 percent less in Jersey City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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


Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
up arrow 8%


up arrow 5%

XML
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

Spring
up arrow 2%

J2EE
up arrow 2%

Eclipse Java IDE
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JavaServer Faces (JSF)
up arrow 2%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 1%

Hibernate
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JavaScript
0%

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
0%

National Average
$101,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

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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