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Senior Software Architect Salary with Java/J2EE skills (United States)

Generous salaries abound for Senior Software Architects with Java/J2EE skills , with average pay above six figures ($138K) per year. With some bonuses approaching $23K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $17K, overall incomes of Senior Software Architects with Java/J2EE skills spread between $104K and $184K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of Senior Software Architects with Java/J2EE skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Senior Software Architect with Java/J2EE skills Salary (?
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$99,266 - $160,682
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $125,774
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Senior Software Architect with Java/J2EE skills Salary (?
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$51.30 - $128.19
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MEDIAN: $72.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$99,266 - $160,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,599  
Profit Sharing
$2,959 - $17,383  
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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$103,989 - $184,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$51.30 - $128.19  
   
Overtime
$57.50 - $71.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,599  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,959 - $17,383  
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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$103,989 - $184,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Washington
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New York
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Boston
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National Average
$138,000
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Chicago
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Washington, New York, and Boston — America's eastern region — boast salaries above the national rate for Senior Software Architects with Java/J2EE skills. The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas. Employers in Chicago and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).
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Experience Affects Senior Software Architect with Java/J2EE skills Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$138,000
Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
65%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%