Java developer hourly rates - Summary
A Java developer with an intermediate level of experience would earn an average hourly rate of $48/hr. This is according to data by Glassdoor for the United States of America, averaged on an hourly basis. According to them, the range for the hourly rate is between $31-74/hr.
A couple of other platforms we checked, ZipRecruiter and Talent.com, quote the average rates to be slightly higher, at $51/hr and $56/hr respectively. The ranges quoted by these two platforms are also different from Glassdoor. ZipRecruiter quotes a range of $20-75/hr and Talent.com $47-70/hr.
Factors that affect the Java developer hourly rate
A number of factors affect the hourly rate earned by a Java developer, some of these are:
We’ve covered this factor in detail in the next section. However, our observations suggest that the hourly rates vary greatly from one region to the next depending on the cost of living in that place. Both company location as well as developer location affect the hourly rates.
Expertise and Experience
Expertise - how skilled a developer is and how thoroughly they know the technology and related tech also plays a role in the hourly rate they can expect to earn. Experience - the number of years of experience of the developer also would decide how much the hourly rate is, as higher years of experience warrant a higher rate in most cases.
The type of industry that the company is in along with the demand for the particular tech also affects the hourly rate earned by a developer and it can vary a lot from one region to the next, too.
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Java Developer Hourly Rate By Location
From our analysis of Java developer rates across various regions in different continents, it was observed that the variation in rates is greater than a factor of 10 in some places. For example, Australia and Germany have hourly rates of $30-35 on average, but Egypt has just $3/hr. Note that this is according to data collected across years of experience and industries, and the rates would actually be different for some developers.
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Java Developer Hourly Rate VS Other Technologies
On comparing Java to other backend tech, we saw that the average Java developer hourly rates were either the same or at least in the same range as other technologies. Java has been around for many years now and continues to be used by industries across the globe.