Average pay for a Senior Java Developer in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $98K per year. Total incomes of Senior Java Developers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $21K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $75K and $143K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Senior Java Developers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$73,667 - $126,336
(Median)
$74K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,338
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$40.95 - $82.48
(Median)
$41
$62
$82
MEDIAN: $61.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,667 - $126,336  
   
Bonus
$491.94 - $14,848  
Profit Sharing
$967 - $21,486  
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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$75,385 - $142,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,061
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$40.95 - $82.48  
   
Overtime
$39.45 - $96.96  
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
$491.94 - $14,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$967 - $21,486  
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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$75,385 - $142,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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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, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Syntel, Inc., TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, and Capital One Financial Corp are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) — the median salary there is $108K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $71K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $147K.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Senior Java Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in RESTful Web Services, XML Web Services, Enterprise JavaBeans, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Java/J2EE tend to be well versed 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.


Senior Java Developers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $86K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $99K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $109K. Senior Java Developers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $117K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,763

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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 (+19 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Boston and Jersey City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 6 percent less, 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
$103,000



Skills That Affect Senior Java Developer Salaries

RESTful Web Services
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XML Web Services
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Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
up arrow 3%

J2EE
up arrow 2%

Oracle
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 1%

SQL
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Eclipse Java IDE
up arrow 1%

XML
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Java/J2EE
0%

Spring
0%

Hibernate
0%

Apache Struts
0%

National Average
$103,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

JavaServer Pages (JSP)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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