4月 9, 2019

Java開発者のニーズは増加傾向にある。Javaは引き続き 随一 或いは 一つ 一番人気 プログラミング言語を扱う企業です。モバイルプラットフォームのリーダー的存在であり(AndroidアプリケーションはJavaで構築されています)、Javaコーディングスキルを持つエンジニアが不足しています。これらのことが、求人市場とJava開発者の平均給与に影響を与えています。ここでは、Java開発者がどのような仕事をしているのか、なぜその専門知識が求められているのかを詳しく見ていきましょう。

What is a Java developer responsible for?

A Java developer is responsible for the design, development, and management of software and applications using Java, a widely-used, general-purpose programming language. Java is also an older language, developed in 1995 with the syntax of C and C++. Since then, it has grown massively in  popularity thanks to its speed, platform independence, security, and wide range of libraries. This concurrent, class-based, and object-oriented language is designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It was built with the philosophy of ‘write once, run anywhere’ (WORA), which means that code in Java can be written on one operating system and then run on another one with no necessary modifications. It is possible thanks to the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that executes the Java bytecode. Today this classic of enterprise computing is a part of Oracle.

The day-to-day tasks of Java developers vary depending on the project and their level of experience and ownership. Moreover, their skills can be versatile enough to oversee the full software development lifecycle. All of that makes a difference while negotiating a Java developer salary, which also depends on the location and specific needs from the organization. We have analyzed data presented by PayScale, Glassdoor, and Indeed: the most popular and reliable services that provide up-to-date information about salaries, benefits, and compensation.

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An average Java developer salary in United States Payscale

によると ペイスケールのデータ, the average Java developer salary in the US stands at $73,305 per year.

An average Java developer salary in United States Glassdoor

The average Java developer salary presented by グラスドア is visibly higher: it’s $88,116 per year.

An average Java developer salary in United States Indeed

嗟乎 shows the highest average Java developer salary, which is $102,633 per year.


It is not surprising that salaries can vary a lot depending on experience. It is easy to assume that an entry-level Java developer salary is lower than average and much lower than a senior Java developer salary. Numbers provided by the above-mentioned services confirm these assumptions.

An entry-level Java developer salary in United States Payscale

によると ペイスケール, an entry-level Java developer salary stands at $66,828.

An entry-level Java developer salary in United States Indeed

嗟乎, contrary to the average Java developer salary which was much bigger there than presented on PayScale, indicates a similar number: $67,469 per year.

An entry-level Java developer salary in United States Glassdoor

Glassdoor’s data is also similar and stands at $69,418 per year.


Many companies don’t distinguish between junior and entry-level employees, that’s why an average junior Java developer is only slightly higher than an entry-level.

A junior Java developer salary in United States Payscale

ペイスケール provides data only for entry-level, mid-career, experienced, and late-career professionals. We may assume that a junior Java developer salary is in between an entry-level shown above and a mid-career which stands at $82,504.

A junior Java developer salary in United States Indeed

によると インディード・ドット・コム, junior Java developers earn, on average, $72,150 per year.

A junior Java developer salary in United States glassdoor

The number provided by グラスドア is slightly higher: $75,697 per year.


It is also no surprise that senior Java developer salary is higher than average. Usually, senior developers not only have wide skill sets but also experience that allows them to see the big picture and manage the entire lifecycle of the project.

A senior Java developer salary in United States Payscale

ペイスケール shows that an average experienced (senior) Java developer salary stands at $95,831.

A senior Java developer salary in United States Indeed

によると 嗟乎, it is higher: $122,640 per year.

A senior Java developer salary in United States Glassdoor

Glassdor’s data is in between, an average senior java developer salary stands at $106,542 per year.


As you can see below, Java developer salaryaries increase according to the years of experience.

A Java developer salary based on experience in United States Payscale


によると ペイスケール:

  • less than 5 years of experience (entry-level): an average total compensation of $67,000,
  • with 5 to 10 years of experience (junior): $86,000,
  • with 10 to 20 years of experience (mid-career to senior): $100,000,
  • more than 20 years of experience (senior to late-career): $101,000.

によると グラスドア,

  • less than one year experience (entry-level): $69,418,
  • with 1 to 3 years of experience (junior): $74,961,
  • with 4 to 6 years of experience (mid-career): $88,218,
  • with 7 to 9 years of experience (mid-career to senior): $92,946,
  • with 10 to 14 years of experience (senior) $102,280,
  • more than 15 years of experience (late-career): $116,825.

There is one more interesting source, ZipRecruiter, that doesn’t provide statistics and an average Java developer salary, but allows you to see what salaries are the most common. According to it, the biggest number of American companies offers around $90,000 per year.

A Java developer salary based on experience in United States ZipRecruiter


Location makes a significant impact on salaries. According to PayScale, a Java developer salary in NYC is 10% higher than a national average. It is not the highest salary in the United States though, as Java developers earn more in San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington (respectively 17%, 17%, and 12% above the average).

A Java developer salary in NYC Glassdoor

To compare, let’s take a look at data presented by グラスドア:

  • Average salary: $88,116,
  • New York: $95,327 (8% above the average),
  • San Francisco: $107,716 (22% above the average),
  • Seattle: $94,199 (7% above the average),
  • Washington, DC: $86,990 (1% below the average).


As presented above, a Java developer salary depends a lot on the level of experience and location. Let us not forget, though, about other factors which have an impact on salaries, like core and additional skill sets. They also vary among different projects. For example, Java-based web applications require a slightly different skill set than networking or distributed applications.


Here is a list of the core skills that Java developers are usually supposed to have. They are a foundation that can later can be supplemented with additional skills.

  • OOPs Concepts & Patterns,
  • Java Keywords – Static, Final, volatile, synchronized, transient, this super, etc.,
  • Dependency Injection,
  • Multithreading and Synchronization,
  • MVC Framework like JSF, Playframework, Struts, or Spring framework,
  • Collections – List, Map, Set,
  • Abstract Classes and Interfaces,
  • Version Control (Git).


As we have already mentioned, the required skill set depends on the type of projects, for example:

  • Networking or distributed applications require knowledge of Protocols like IP, HTTP, TCP, FTP, UDP,
  • Java-based web applications require Web Technologies like HTML, CSS, Javascript, and JQuery, Service Oriented Architecture / Web Services, like SOAP / REST, Web Frameworks like Struts / Spring, Markup Languages like XML and JSON.


ペイスケール enlists skills that positively affects Java developer salaries:

  • J2EE,
  • Spring,
  • Java/J2EE,
  • Hibernate,
  • Agile Software Development,
  • Oracle,
  • JavaServer Pages (JSP).

Java developers often work on complex applications that require excellent soft skills, especially top-notch communication skills are also a must and a factor that makes an impact on salary.

The pay also depends on a career path that Java developers decide to choose. Among other roles, they can become senior Java Developers, Software Architects and then Senior Software Architects, Lead Software Engineers, Software Engineering Managers, and Project Managers.

A Java developer salary: common career paths




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