Senior Java Developer Salary
Job Description for Senior Java Developer
The senior java developer is in most cases a supervisory position with high-level programming responsibilities. Because they often work in a team setting, senior java developers must be able to communicate well with team members. Some of their duties may include mentoring junior-level developers or consulting with other team members on projects.
Most employers will expect the senior java developer to be able to work on multiple problems while prioritizing their level of importance. They will also be expected to problem solve and also be able to think outside the box. Someone in this position will be extremely detail-oriented while also able to see the “big picture” at the same time. They should be able to articulate their ideas assertively, while being able to listen openly and receive feedback from others.
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
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Syntel, Inc., TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, and Capital One Financial Corp are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) — the median salary there is $108K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $71K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $147K.
Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer
Senior Java Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in RESTful Web Services, XML Web Services, Enterprise JavaBeans, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.
Senior Java Developers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $86K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $99K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $109K. Senior Java Developers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $117K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
For Senior Java Developers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Senior Java Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Boston and Jersey City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).
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