Lead Applications Developer Salary

Lead Applications Developers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $101K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash earnings of Lead Applications Developers range from $73K on the low end to $144K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $15K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Lead Applications Developers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$73,188 - $135,291
$73K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $101,068
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50%
90%

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$17.75 - $76.03
$18
$54
$76
MEDIAN: $54.04
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,188 - $135,291  
   
Bonus
$1,226 - $17,664  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $15,205  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$72,929 - $144,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $76.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,226 - $17,664  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $15,205  
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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$72,929 - $144,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Lead Applications Developer

Lead applications developers are responsible for leading developing processes for applications in their company, as well as efficiently facilitating strategies for programming and creating effective software for future use. They also assist developers with technical expertise for solving bugs in applications and developing new concepts for designs and features.

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Lead Applications Developer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Mentor other employees in development methodologies.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Lead Applications Developer


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Lead Applications Developers who go on to become Applications Development Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Applications Development Manager, an upper-level role, pays $106K.

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Popular Skills for Lead Applications Developer


Lead Applications Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Java, PL/SQL, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include PHP, jQuery, and HTML. Those familiar with .NET also tend to know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Applications Developer

Pay by Experience for a Lead Applications Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Applications Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Applications Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Lead Applications Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 212 salaries. A Lead Applications Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 51 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,154

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

Home to some of the best pay for Lead Applications Developers, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Lead Applications Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Wilmington (+8 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Rochester Lead Applications Developers earning much less — 35 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (9 percent lower) and Chicago (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Lead Applications Developer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Lead Applications Developer Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$106,000

▼7%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Lead Applications Developer Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$106,000

SQL
▼5%



C#
▼8%

▼8%


▼9%

▼9%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
▼10%

▼12%

▼12%

PHP
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 8%