Senior Java Developer Salary

Senior Java Developers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($97K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings for Senior Java Developers — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $72K to approximately $139K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Senior Java Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$69,245 - $123,667
(Median)
$69K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,720
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90%

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$40.43 - $82.41
(Median)
$40
$60
$82
MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,245 - $123,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,687  
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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$71,824 - $139,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$40.43 - $82.41  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $97.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,687  
   
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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$71,824 - $139,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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 seem to wield many 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 of 8 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. A tool kit that includes Spring also typically contains Hibernate and Java. The majority of those who know 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $83K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $98K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $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 $114K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Senior Java Developers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Java Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+15 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 12 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Jersey City (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Java Developer Reviews

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 7%


up arrow 5%

XML
up arrow 4%

J2EE
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

Eclipse Java IDE
up arrow 2%

JavaServer Faces (JSF)
up arrow 2%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 1%

Spring
up arrow 1%

Hibernate
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$101,000

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 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: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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