Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

An average Lead Computer Software Applications Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $99K annually. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The vast majority (85 percent) of Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$75,083 - $136,721
$75K
$99K
$140K
MEDIAN: $98,667
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$75,083 - $136,721  
   
Bonus
$1,993 - $18,422  
Profit Sharing
$10,750  
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$73,741 - $144,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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Job Description for Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Lead computer software engineers for applications are responsible for leading the development of software applications within their organization. They are in charge of facilitating communication among engineers, developers, and other technical staff on project requirements and information, as well as helping motivate their peers to meet all project goals while minimizing use of company resources. Additionally, these engineers review software code to make sure it meets project specifications, as well as process applications to search for bugs and review memory consumption features. Lead computer software engineers generally report their progress to the software development manager in their organization.

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Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Mentor other employees in development methodologies.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications


Survey takers working as Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Internet Information Server, ASP.NET, and HTML. Most people familiar with .NET also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications

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


For many Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $73K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $93K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $106K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $115K on average.

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Q: What is it like working as a Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications?

Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications in Phoenix:
"Determine An Advancement Path That You Like Earn On."
Be Willing to Do the Hard Jobs others avoid. Learn by facing and tackling the most difficult problems and projects. Build relationships with top-talent co-workers to enable the use of team synergy in tough projects. Establish multiple upper management and HR connections. You know you are doing well when others emulate you -- even with little experience. Stay focused on going forward and let them continue to follow as it will create a wave of forward progress for the company and yourself.

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Key Stats for Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$102,000

▼8%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

UNIX
▲13%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲9%

.NET
▲7%

Linux
▲6%

SQL
▲5%

Java
▲4%

Visual Basic (VB)
▲1%

C# Programming Language
▲1%

National Average
$102,000

Oracle
▼1%

C++ Programming Language
▼2%

C++
▼3%

C#
▼4%

HTML
▼4%

ASP.NET
▼9%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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