Salaries for Lead Applications Developers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($100K) per year. With some bonuses approaching $18K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $16K, overall incomes of Lead Applications Developers spread between $71K and $142K depending on individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Lead Applications Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, Lead Applications Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,496 - $131,588
(Median)
$71K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $100,372
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50%
90%

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$21.66 - $83.46
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$22
$58
$83
MEDIAN: $58.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,496 - $131,588  
   
Bonus
$1,163 - $18,114  
Profit Sharing
$892 - $15,586  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$71,480 - $142,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 460
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$21.66 - $83.46  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,163 - $18,114  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$892 - $15,586  
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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$71,480 - $142,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Lead Applications Developer

Lead applications developers are responsible for leading developing processes for applications in their company, as well as efficiently facilitating strategies for programming and creating effective software for future use. They also assist developers with technical expertise for solving bugs in applications and developing new concepts for designs and features.

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Lead Applications Developer Tasks

  • 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 Java/J2EE, Java, PL/SQL, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include PHP, Linux, and jQuery. 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.


For many Lead Applications Developers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $82K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $99K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $112K. 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

National Average: $104,818

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

For those looking to make money, Lead Applications Developers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Lead Applications Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+24 percent), New York (+19 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Charlotte (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Dallas (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Lead Applications Developer Salaries



National Average
$105,000



Skills That Affect Lead Applications Developer Salaries

Java/J2EE
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National Average
$105,000

PL/SQL
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SQL
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C#
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jQuery
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HTML
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Linux
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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