Java Programmer Salary

For Java Programmers, annual average wages total $62K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Java Programmers (85 percent) who took the survey. Most Java Programmers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage.

$40,984 - $102,705
$41K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,544
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50%
90%

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$15.46 - $108.59
$15
$37
$110
MEDIAN: $36.63
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90%

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$0$112K
Salary $40,984 - $102,705
Bonus $600 - $10,241
Profit Sharing $1,250
Total Pay (?
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$43,498 - $112,603
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 86
Hourly Data $0$108
Hourly Rate $15.46 - $108.59
Overtime $52.66
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $600 - $10,241
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$43,498 - $112,603
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Java Programmer

Java programmers perform a number of tasks in the Java language. They perform coding and design tasks, as well as testing and implementation. These programmers must have substantial knowledge of Java, including the Java threading model, developing Java multithreaded applications, and relational database modeling and/or design. They must also perform peer code reviews, as well as effectively communicate with the project lead on any developmental efforts/concerns. Other necessary skills include understanding object-oriented design concepts and application layering. In addition to correcting any errors or deficiencies in code, they must also learn and use new technologies as they are released (if they are necessary).

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Java Programmer 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 Skills for Java Programmer


Java Programmers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Java/J2EE, VB.Net, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 24 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing C# as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. .NET and C++ also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Java are similarly competent in Java/J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Java Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Java Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Java Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Java Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 19 salaries. A Java Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,481

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

With a pay rate for Java Programmers that is 42 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Java Programmers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+36 percent) and Nashville (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 15 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Java Programmer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Java Programmer Salaries

▲54%

▲23%

Late-Career
▲22%

National Average
$65,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Java Programmer Salaries

▲23%

VB.Net
▲22%

SQL
▲14%

JavaScript
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

▼1%

C++ Programming Language
▼2%

C# Programming Language
▼2%

C++
▼7%

.NET
▼11%

C#
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 15%
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