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Lead Applications Developer Salary

Salaries for Lead Applications Developers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($100K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Lead Applications Developers stretch from $70K on the lower end to $141K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $17K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The vast majority of Lead Applications Developers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Lead Applications Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$70,395 - $129,101
(Median)
$70K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,601
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50%
90%

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$25.92 - $84.43
(Median)
$26
$54
$84
MEDIAN: $54.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,395 - $129,101  
   
Bonus
$1,184 - $19,848  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $17,127  
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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$70,205 - $140,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$25.92 - $84.43  
   
Overtime
$39.30 - $63.98  
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
$1,184 - $19,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $17,127  
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).
)
$70,205 - $140,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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 deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Spring, iOS, Java/J2EE, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 17 percent. Those listing PHP as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cascading Style Sheets and jQuery also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in .NET indicates knowledge of SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Applications Developer

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


Lead Applications Developers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $74K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $99K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $109K. 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 $115K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Lead Applications Developers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Lead Applications Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+16 percent), Austin (+13 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Wilmington (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Philadelphia, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (6 percent lower) and Chicago (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Lead Applications Developer Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Lead Applications Developer Salaries

Spring
up arrow 17%

iOS
up arrow 13%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 11%

Java
up arrow 8%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

National Average
$103,000

ASP.NET
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 3%

PL/SQL
up arrow 4%

up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 7%


jQuery
up arrow 11%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 16%

PHP
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%