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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 $102K) surpassing six figures annually. Final cash compensation to Lead Applications Developers varies from around $70K to approximately $142K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $21K and $17K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Lead Applications Developers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$70,314 - $127,979
(Median)
$70K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,389
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$22.88 - $90.00
(Median)
$23
$54
$90
MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,314 - $127,979  
   
Bonus
$1,953 - $20,520  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $16,968  
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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$70,431 - $141,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$22.88 - $90.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,953 - $20,520  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $16,968  
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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$70,431 - $141,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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 PL/SQL, Spring, and Java/J2EE are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 19 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing PHP as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cascading Style Sheets and jQuery also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in .NET are, more often than not, 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $74K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $97K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $107K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $117K.

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Experience Affects Lead Applications Developer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%


National Average
$102,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Lead Applications Developer Salaries

PL/SQL
up arrow 24%

Spring
up arrow 19%

Java
up arrow 10%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 10%

XML Web Services
up arrow 9%

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 9%

JavaScript
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

National Average
$102,000

C#
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 6%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%

jQuery
up arrow 11%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 22%

PHP
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 11%