Senior Java Developer Salary

Senior Java Developers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $97K per year on average. Cash earnings for Senior Java Developers — including $15K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $73K to $140K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,673 - $124,651
(Median)
$71K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $97,178
10%
50%
90%

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$40.26 - $83.73
(Median)
$40
$60
$84
MEDIAN: $59.00
10%
50%
90%

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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


Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Syntel, Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, and Capital One Financial Corp are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Senior Java Developers. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) offers the largest salaries in town ($108K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $71K to $147K.

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, Enterprise JavaBeans, XML Web Services, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. It is often found that people who know Spring are also skilled in Hibernate and Java. Most people skilled in Java/J2EE are similarly competent in Java and Hibernate.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Java Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $84K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $98K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the 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.

For those looking to make money, Senior Java Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Senior Java Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+9 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers in Columbus and Jersey City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 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 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
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JavaServer Faces (JSF)
up arrow 2%

Hibernate
up arrow 1%

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
up arrow 1%

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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