Lead Applications Developer Salary

Lead Applications Developers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($100K) annually in the United States. Total cash earnings of Lead Applications Developers range from $69K 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 length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$69,575 - $130,620

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$21.66 - $83.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,575 - $130,620  
   
Bonus
$1,244 - $19,789  
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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$69,479 - $141,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$21.66 - $83.46  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $62.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,244 - $19,789  
   
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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$69,479 - $141,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Spring, Java/J2EE, and Java are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 12 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. Most people familiar with .NET also know 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $74K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $99K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $110K. Lead Applications Developers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $113K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Lead Applications Developers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Lead Applications Developers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+26 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Charlotte (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Lead Applications Developer Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Lead Applications Developer Salaries

Spring
up arrow 28%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 12%

up arrow 8%

iOS
up arrow 6%

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 3%

National Average
$103,000

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 3%

up arrow 6%

PL/SQL
up arrow 9%


jQuery
up arrow 15%

Linux
up arrow 15%

PHP
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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