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. Total cash compensation to Senior Java Developers bottoms out near $72K and approaches $139K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. The majority of Senior Java Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$69,290 - $123,630
(Median)
$69K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,773
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$40.60 - $82.50
(Median)
$41
$60
$82
MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,290 - $123,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,595  
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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$71,897 - $139,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$40.60 - $82.50  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $97.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,595  
   
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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$71,897 - $139,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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


The biggest paychecks can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) — the median salary there is $115K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $71K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $148K.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 in pay of 8 percent. Those educated in Java/J2EE tend to be well versed in Java and Hibernate. Skill sets containing Spring also tend to include Hibernate and Java.

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 $83K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $98K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $109K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $114K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Java Developers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Senior Java Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Denver (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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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%

SQL
up arrow 3%

JavaServer Faces (JSF)
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Java
up arrow 2%

Hibernate
up arrow 2%

J2EE
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Eclipse Java IDE
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Java/J2EE
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Spring
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JavaScript
0%

National Average
$101,000

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
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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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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