Senior Java Developer Salary

Senior Java Developers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($98K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings for Senior Java Developers — including $16K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $76K to $144K depending on individual performance. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Senior Java Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$74,522 - $128,510
$75K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,398
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$40.37 - $84.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,522 - $128,510  
   
Bonus
$974 - $15,575  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $12,365  
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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$75,905 - $143,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 913
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$40.37 - $84.45  
   
Overtime
$38.65 - $83.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$974 - $15,575  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $12,365  
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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$75,905 - $143,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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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

  • 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


Senior Java Developers fill the offices of leading firms Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Syntel, Inc., TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, Capital One Financial Corp, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). Capital One Financial Corp attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $107K.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Senior Java Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Apache Struts, RESTful Web Services, Oracle, and XML Web Services are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Java/J2EE are similarly competent in Java and Hibernate.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Java Developer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Java Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Java Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 111 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Java Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 647 salaries. An experienced Senior Java Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 605 salaries. A Senior Java Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,779

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Java Developers, 25 percent higher than the national average. Senior Java Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+19 percent), Denver (+15 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and New York (+11 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Boston and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

Senior Java Developer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Senior Java Developer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Java Developer Salaries

▲19%

▲7%

National Average
$103,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Senior Java Developer Salaries




▲2%



▲1%

Java/J2EE
▼0%

Java
▼0%

Spring
▼0%

SQL
▼0%

National Average
$103,000

▼1%

▼1%


XML
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%