Average pay for Senior Java Developers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($98K). Cash earnings of Senior Java Developers can occasionally include $15K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $76K to almost $144K. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and experience level are driving factors as well. For the most part, Senior Java Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$74,787 - $127,594
$75K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,499
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$40.35 - $83.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,787 - $127,594  
   
Bonus
$965 - $15,238  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $14,795  
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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$76,323 - $143,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$40.35 - $83.56  
   
Overtime
$39.13 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$965 - $15,238  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $14,795  
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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$76,323 - $143,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222

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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


Many Senior Java Developers can be found at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Syntel, Inc., TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, and Capital One Financial Corp, firms that are at the top of the field. 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


Survey takers working as Senior Java Developers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Enterprise JavaBeans, Oracle, XML Web Services, and RESTful Web Services are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Most people experienced in 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 many Senior Java Developers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $86K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $100K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $110K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $121K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,947

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

For Senior Java Developers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Senior Java Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent), New York (+14 percent), San Jose (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+13 percent). Columbus ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Boston and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 2 percent lower, 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
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Java Developer Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Senior Java Developer Salaries

Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
up arrow 4%



up arrow 3%


Apache Struts
up arrow 3%

up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Java/J2EE
0%

Java
0%

Spring
0%

Hibernate
0%

XML
0%

National Average
$103,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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