Senior Java Developer Salary

Salaries for Senior Java Developers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Java Developers range from $77K on the low end to $145K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Most Senior Java Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$75,502 - $131,637
$76K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,998
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$42.00 - $85.94
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$64
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MEDIAN: $64.43
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$0$147K
Salary $75,502 - $131,637
Bonus $970 - $16,441
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,134
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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$77,491 - $147,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 800
Hourly Data $0$85
Hourly Rate $42.00 - $85.94
Overtime $38.20 - $83.12
Annual Data $0$147K
Bonus $970 - $16,441
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,134
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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$77,491 - $147,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 174

Job Description for Senior Java Developer

A senior java developer must be highly skilled in the Java programming language. The job generally requires at least a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. Most of the time, a senior java developer will need at least five years of experience working with Java application development. Most employers expect the senior java developer to also have hands-on experience with other services such as Oracle, HTML, and Javascript.

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Senior 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.

Senior Java Developer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Java Developer


Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Syntel, Inc., TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, Capital One Financial Corp, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) are top-notch employers for Senior Java Developers in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at Capital One Financial Corp — the median salary there is $107K.

Popular Skills for Senior Java Developer


Senior Java Developers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Apache Struts, RESTful Web Services, Oracle, and XML Web Services are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like JavaServer Pages. Those familiar with Java/J2EE also tend to know Java and Hibernate.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Java Developer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Java Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Java Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 111 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Java Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 647 salaries. An experienced Senior Java Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 605 salaries. A Senior Java Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,155

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

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Java Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Senior Java Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Boston (7 percent less) and Dallas (4 percent less).

Senior Java Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Java Developer?

Senior Java Developer in Columbus:
"Java Developers Have A Great Work Environment."
Pros: Nationwide offers a great work/life balance for its IT staff, particularly in the Direct Internet application development area.
Cons: Developers are not compensated very well monetarily. Due to poor pay and competition for technical talent in Columbus Ohio, turnover is high among employees.

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Key Stats for Senior Java Developer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Senior Java Developer Salaries

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$106,000

▼6%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Java Developer Salaries


National Average
$106,000



▼1%



Java/J2EE
▼3%

Java
▼3%

SQL
▼3%

▼3%

Spring
▼4%

▼4%

▼4%

XML
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%