Average Senior Java Developer Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Java Developer is $99,721.
MEDIAN $99,721
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$76k - $130k
$974 - $17k
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$78k - $147k

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Job Description for Senior Java Developer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Java Developer are from the companies Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and Cognizant. Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is $102,108. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CGI Group Inc. and Epam Systems, earning around $101,487 and $92,168, respectively. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp pays the lowest at around $73,619. InfoSys Limited and Tata Consultancy Services Limited also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,500 and $79,950, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer

Skills in Java, Spring, RESTful Web Services and Hibernate are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java/J2EE.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Java Developer

An early career Senior Java Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $88,058 based on 160 salaries. A mid-career Senior Java Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,363 based on 844 salaries. An experienced Senior Java Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,759 based on 884 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $113,479.
Employees with Senior Java Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 16.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (4.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (8.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (3.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

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