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. In the world of Lead Applications Developers, overall income ranges from $71K near the bottom to $141K at the top; this can include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Lead Applications Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Lead Applications Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$70,515 - $130,412
(Median)
$71K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,793
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50%
90%

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$21.59 - $81.45
(Median)
$22
$55
$81
MEDIAN: $54.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,515 - $130,412  
   
Bonus
$1,436 - $18,702  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $14,681  
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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$70,588 - $140,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 672
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$21.59 - $81.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,436 - $18,702  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $14,681  
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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$70,588 - $140,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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


Lead Applications Developers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Spring, Java/J2EE, Java, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 19 percent. Those listing PHP as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. jQuery and Linux also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in .NET are similarly competent in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Applications Developer

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


For Lead Applications Developers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $77K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $98K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $110K. Lead Applications Developers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $113K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,331

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Lead Applications Developers, 22 percent higher than the national average. Lead Applications Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. Philadelphia and Cincinnati are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 5 percent less than the median.

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Experience Affects Lead Applications Developer Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Lead Applications Developer Salaries

Spring
up arrow 19%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 14%

up arrow 8%

PL/SQL
up arrow 4%

National Average
$103,000

SQL
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 5%

up arrow 6%

up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 7%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 7%


jQuery
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 12%

PHP
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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