Lead Applications Developer Salary

Average pay for Lead Applications Developers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($100K). Total cash compensation for Lead Applications Developers runs from $70K to $142K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. For the most part, Lead Applications Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,764 - $130,762
(Median)
$70K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,826
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$21.66 - $83.46
(Median)
$22
$52
$83
MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,764 - $130,762  
   
Bonus
$1,212 - $19,572  
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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$69,682 - $141,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 526
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 (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,212 - $19,572  
   
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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$69,682 - $141,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Spring, Java/J2EE, and iOS are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 12 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing PHP as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Linux 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. 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. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $110K. Lead Applications Developers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $113K.

Pay Difference by Location


Lead Applications Developers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Lead Applications Developers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+26 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Charlotte (+10 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Philadelphia and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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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%

iOS
up arrow 9%

up arrow 8%

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 1%

National Average
$103,000

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 3%

PL/SQL
up arrow 4%

up arrow 6%


jQuery
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 13%

PHP
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 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
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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