Lead Applications Developer Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Lead Applications Developers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $100K per year. Total cash earnings of Lead Applications Developers range from $70K on the low end to $142K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $15K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Lead Applications Developers is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$69,824 - $130,706
(Median)
$70K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,724
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$21.66 - $83.46
(Median)
$22
$52
$83
MEDIAN: $52.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,824 - $130,706  
   
Bonus
$1,237 - $19,652  
Profit Sharing
$914 - $15,319  
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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$69,748 - $141,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$21.66 - $83.46  
   
Overtime
$37.96 - $63.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,237 - $19,652  
   
Profit Sharing
$914 - $15,319  
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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$69,748 - $141,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Lead Applications Developer

  • 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.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Mentor other employees in development methodologies.

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Popular Skills for Lead Applications Developer


Survey results imply that Lead Applications Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Spring, Java/J2EE, and Java are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 13 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing PHP as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Linux and jQuery also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know .NET are also skilled in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Applications Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Lead Applications Developers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $74K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $99K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $110K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $113K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Lead Applications Developers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Lead Applications Developers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+26 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), Tampa (+12 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (3 percent less) and Dallas (1 percent less).

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Experience Affects Lead Applications Developer Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Lead Applications Developer Salaries

Spring
up arrow 26%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 13%

up arrow 8%

PL/SQL
up arrow 4%

iOS
up arrow 2%

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 1%

National Average
$103,000

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

up arrow 5%


jQuery
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 13%

PHP
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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