Average Java Developer Salary

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The average salary for a Java Developer is $73,466.
MEDIAN $73,466
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$50k - $103k
$198 - $10k
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$998 - $10k
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$49k - $114k

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Job Description for Java Developer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Java Developer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), The Vanguard Group and InfoSys Limited. Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is $90,436. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Tata Consultancy Services Limited, earning around $77,829 and $73,851, respectively. The Vanguard Group pays the lowest at around $61,996. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and Cognizant also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,164 and $67,814, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Java Developer

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Developer

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 $59,053 based on 646 salaries. An early career Java Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,326 based on 1,587 salaries. A mid-career Java Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,629 based on 969 salaries. An experienced Java Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,007 based on 410 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,243.
Employees with Java Developer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 17.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.1% less).

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