Lead Applications Developer Salary

Lead Applications Developers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $100K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. With some bonuses approaching $19K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Lead Applications Developers spread between $71K and $141K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Lead Applications Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men account for the majority of Lead Applications Developers who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$70,515 - $130,412
(Median)
$71K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,793
10%
50%
90%

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$21.59 - $81.45
(Median)
$22
$55
$81
MEDIAN: $54.00
10%
50%
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 deep pool 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. It is often found that people who know .NET are 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Lead Applications Developers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $110K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $113K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,331

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

Home to some of the best pay for Lead Applications Developers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above 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). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Philadelphia and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent less).

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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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