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Java Developer Salary in the United States 🇺🇸

Martin Milo
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The median Java developer salary in the United States is $112,848 per year or $58 per hour in 2022. The median salary is influenced by many factors. Location and years of work experience are two important factors. For example, if you live in a expensive city, you will likely earn a higher salary than someone who lives in a less expensive city. Additionally, the more years of work experience you have, the more money you are likely to make.

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How much does a Java developer make in the United States?

$112,848 / Annual

Based on 9521 salaries

The data come from StackOverflow's annual developer surveys, and can you can find them on this link -

Map of Java Developer Salary by State

Developers can expect much higher salaries in Washington, California, New York.

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Tip: Hover over the state to see the annual salary

While in Washington, developers can expect $166,303 per year, in South Dakota, it's just $82,909 per year.

3 States with the Highest Java Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. Washington - $166,303
  2. California - $151,185
  3. New York - $140,386

3 States with the Lowest Java Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. South Dakota - $82,909
  2. Louisiana - $90,350
  3. Oklahoma - $91,791

For the complete table with sortable options, please check out the table of the available states below. Feel free to reach out if you don't see your state on the table or the data is unavailable on the map.

List of Java Developer Salary by State

Salary Difference 
Based on 
1Washington$166,30347% 600 Salaries
2California$151,18534% 1047 Salaries
3New York$140,38624% 581 Salaries
4Massachusetts$138,22622% 334 Salaries
5New Hampshire$134,85119% 57 Salaries
6New Jersey$129,58715% 204 Salaries
7Colorado$129,58715% 396 Salaries
8Nevada$127,36013% 42 Salaries
9Minnesota$125,26711% 276 Salaries
10Virginia$124,18810% 292 Salaries
11Maryland$124,18810% 222 Salaries
12Oregon$123,64810% 244 Salaries
13Illinois$121,4888% 391 Salaries
14Arizona$120,9487% 181 Salaries
15Utah$118,7885% 342 Salaries
16Texas$118,7885% 631 Salaries
17District of Columbia$118,3705% 59 Salaries
18Georgia$116,6283% 246 Salaries
19Wisconsin$114,5101% 232 Salaries
20North Carolina$113,389-278 Salaries
21Florida$113,389-414 Salaries
22Tennessee$112,309-157 Salaries
23Kentucky$110,689-2% 80 Salaries
24Michigan$110,149-2% 288 Salaries
25South Carolina$107,989-4% 99 Salaries
26Pennsylvania$107,989-4% 336 Salaries
27Nebraska$107,989-4% 70 Salaries
28Idaho$107,989-4% 93 Salaries
29Arkansas$107,989-4% 63 Salaries
30Alabama$107,989-4% 78 Salaries
31Iowa$105,829-6% 105 Salaries
32Indiana$105,289-7% 146 Salaries
33Vermont$102,887-9% 44 Salaries
34Ohio$102,590-9% 338 Salaries
35New Mexico$101,888-10% 44 Salaries
36Connecticut$101,240-10% 72 Salaries
37Maine$98,392-13% 38 Salaries
38Missouri$96,110-15% 187 Salaries
39Kansas$92,331-18% 72 Salaries
40Oklahoma$91,791-19% 65 Salaries
41Louisiana$90,350-20% 47 Salaries
42South Dakota$82,909-27% 30 Salaries

Tip: Slide right to scroll on the table.

Java Developer Salary by Years of Professional Experience

Making money as a Java developer is often based on how long you have been working as a developer. People who have been working as developers for a while usually make more money than people who are just starting out.

Chart explanation: The X-axis shows years of professional coding experience. A newbie is a developer who just got into the industry or someone with less than one year of experience.

Java Developer Salary by Size of Company

Chart explanation: The X-axis shows the company size in terms of the number of employees. A freelancer does not necessarily represent a company; it may also be a sole proprietor or contractor.


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