Average Java Developer Salary

$74,123
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,983
Bonus
$2,750
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The average salary for a Java Developer is $74,123.
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$50k
MEDIAN
$74k
90%
$104k
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What Do Java Developers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Java Developer

3.9 out of 5
(221)
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The top respondents for the job title Java Developer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), The Vanguard Group and NTT Data Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is $91,743. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Verizon Communications, Inc. and Tata Consultancy Services Limited, earning around $90,000 and $73,851, respectively. The Vanguard Group pays the lowest at around $62,234. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and InfoSys Limited also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,129 and $72,964, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Java Developers?

Skills in Java/J2EE and Spring are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, SQL and Java.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Java Developers?

An entry-level Java Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,269 based on 256 salaries. An early career Java Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,572 based on 1,184 salaries. A mid-career Java Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,723 based on 695 salaries. An experienced Java Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,829 based on 277 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $101,067.
Employees with Java Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 14.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (8.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.2% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,464 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Early Career
48.1%
Mid Career
28.2%
Experienced
11.2%
Late Career
2.1%