Senior Java Developer Salary

Senior Java Developers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $97K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Java Developers approaches anywhere from $72K on the lower end to $140K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Java Developers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,192 - $123,541
(Median)
$69K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,543
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$40.36 - $82.32
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$40
$60
$82
MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,192 - $123,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,578  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $10,119  
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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$71,843 - $140,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,053
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$40.36 - $82.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $86.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,578  
   
Profit Sharing
$973 - $10,119  
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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$71,843 - $140,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197

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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 $110K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($70K) and those starting out ($149K) 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 Enterprise JavaBeans, UNIX, Oracle, and XML Web Services are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include JavaServer Pages. Most people familiar with 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $83K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $97K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $109K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $115K.

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 New York (+16 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and Charlotte (+11 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Columbus and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 3 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 6%

XML Web Services
up arrow 6%

RESTful Web Services
up arrow 6%

UNIX
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Eclipse Java IDE
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

J2EE
up arrow 2%

JavaServer Faces (JSF)
up arrow 2%

Spring
up arrow 1%

Hibernate
up arrow 1%

Java/J2EE
0%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$101,000

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 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
4%

Common Health Benefits

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