Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

The average Lead Computer Software Applications Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $106K annually. Most Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more male Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,265 - $140,546
$79K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $106,064
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Salary $79,265 - $140,546
Bonus $1,014 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $20,750
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$76,524 - $145,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

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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 results imply that Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Microsoft SQL Server, Java, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Internet Information Server as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. ASP.NET and C# Programming Language also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in .NET indicates knowledge of SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications

Pay by Experience for a Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 26 salaries. A Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 7 salaries.

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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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

National Average
$111,000

▼2%

▼16%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Skills That Affect Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

UNIX
▲3%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$111,000

▼1%

SQL
▼3%

Linux
▼3%

▼4%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼7%

JavaScript
▼8%

▼9%

C#
▼12%

C++
▼12%

▼13%

C# Programming Language
▼14%

ASP.NET
▼17%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 5%
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