Senior Java Developer Salary

Compensation for Senior Java Developers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($97K). Final cash compensation to Senior Java Developers varies from around $73K to approximately $140K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Senior Java Developers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$70,673 - $124,651
(Median)
$71K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $97,178
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90%

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$40.26 - $83.73
(Median)
$40
$60
$84
MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,673 - $124,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,614  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $10,181  
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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$72,858 - $140,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,475
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$40.26 - $83.73  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $97.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,614  
   
Profit Sharing
$973 - $10,181  
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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$72,858 - $140,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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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


Many Senior Java Developers can be found at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Syntel, Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, and Capital One Financial Corp, firms that are at the top of the field. Although J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $108K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $71K to $147K.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Survey takers working as Senior Java Developers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in RESTful Web Services, Enterprise JavaBeans, XML Web Services, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Most people familiar with Java/J2EE also know Java and Hibernate. Most people experienced in 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.


For Senior Java Developers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $84K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $98K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $110K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $117K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,323

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

Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Senior Java Developers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Java Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+9 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (10 percent lower) and Jersey City (5 percent lower).

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 6%

up arrow 5%


XML
up arrow 5%

Eclipse Java IDE
up arrow 4%

J2EE
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

Spring
up arrow 2%

JavaServer Faces (JSF)
up arrow 2%

Hibernate
up arrow 1%

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
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Java/J2EE
0%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$101,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
49%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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