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Senior Java Developer Salary

Average pay for a Senior Java Developer in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $97K per year. Final cash compensation to Senior Java Developers varies from around $72K to approximately $140K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Work is enjoyable for Senior Java Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,137 - $123,929
(Median)
$69K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,544
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$40.51 - $82.54
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$60
$83
MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,137 - $123,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,693  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $10,256  
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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$71,718 - $140,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$40.51 - $82.54  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $97.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,693  
   
Profit Sharing
$975 - $10,256  
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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$71,718 - $140,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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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


Senior Java Developers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), where the median salary comes to $115K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($71K) and those starting out ($148K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Senior Java Developers report using 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, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Most people who know Java/J2EE also know Java and Hibernate. Most people familiar with 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $83K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $98K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $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, Washington provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Senior Java Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Charlotte (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Columbus (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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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
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Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
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UNIX
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SQL
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JavaServer Faces (JSF)
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Java
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J2EE
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Eclipse Java IDE
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Spring
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Hibernate
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Java/J2EE
0%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$101,000

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 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
5%

Common Health Benefits

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