Java Software Developer / Programmer Salary

Java Software Developers in the United States can expect wages of $71K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Java Software Developers ranges from $41K on the lower end to $119K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $14K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Java Software Developers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Java Software Developers (86 percent) who took the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,830 - $113,984
$46K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,730
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50%
90%

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$16.89 - $57.64
$17
$30
$58
MEDIAN: $30.21
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$0$119K
Salary $45,830 - $113,984
Bonus $578 - $14,474
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $15,319
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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$42,316 - $119,442
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 356
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $16.89 - $57.64
Overtime $29.30 - $59.18
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $578 - $14,474
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $15,319
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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$42,316 - $119,442
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

Job Description for Java Software Developer / Programmer

A Java software developer/programmer creates software using the JavaScript programming language, which is used in websites to create interactive services and interfaces. JavaScript can also be used in smartphone apps and, occasionally, computer software. The Java software developer/programmer works as part of a team, creating and maintaining software based on input from senior developers, management, and end-users. They spend much of their time creating, testing, and modifying software, as well as meeting with other developers/programmers to brainstorm and troubleshoot. A Java software developer/programmer works in an office setting and may have flexible work hours; they may be able to work from home and may work longer hours when there are important deadlines. The Java software developer/programmer may be called on to fix security flaws or bugs in software outside of standard work hours.

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Java Software Developer / Programmer Tasks

  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.

Common Career Paths for Java Software Developer / Programmer


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Though it's uncommon, some Java Software Developers move into roles as Senior Java Developers, where pay is an average $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Java Software Developer / Programmer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with UNIX, Oracle, and J2EE are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 19 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HTML, C#, and Eclipse Java IDE. Most people skilled in Java are similarly competent in Java/J2EE, JavaScript, and J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Software Developer / Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Java Software Developer / Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Java Software Developer / Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 311 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Java Software Developer / Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 143 salaries. An experienced Java Software Developer / Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 75 salaries. A Java Software Developer / Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,132

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

Home to some of the best pay for Java Software Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 67 percent above the national average. Java Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+42 percent), Reston (+37 percent), Minneapolis (+7 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Denver and 5 percent less in Richmond, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Java Software Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries

▲49%

▲29%

▲21%

National Average
$73,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Java Software Developer / Programmer Salaries

UNIX
▲21%

▲17%

▲16%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲15%

▲13%

▲12%

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$73,000

▼4%

C++
▼4%

SQL
▼5%

▼5%


C#
▼6%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%