I live in the Washington, D.C. area. Please advise me the salary ranges for junior, mid, and senior levels of J2EE developers in the formal sector (not in body shops) these days. Because the job market has rebounded for almost two years, I am trying to find out how much employers are willing to pay now factoring in the inflation that we have been experiencing this year.
With a MS degree in Computer Science, you can easily expect a package of 55k-65k for a J2EE position at entry level. (I'm talking about H1-Bs. I am not aware if being a US Citizen fethces you more pay for the same job).
I recently graduated so thats how I know the pay scales that ppl in my university have received from these companies.
Companies that have actively recruited in this area are Sapient, Bearing Point, MicroStrategy, Hughes Telecom, Deloitte, Claraview and lots of defence contractors like Booz Allen, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
Not much idea about mid and senior level positions. Hope that helps.