Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately three in five of Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers. Salaries average out to around $96K annually and spread from $66K to $136K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $39K, respectively — total cash payment to Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers can bottom out near $66K or peak near $136K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers. Male Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,744 - $129,151
(Median)
$65K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,773
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$64,744 - $129,151  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $14,858  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $38,783  
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$65,508 - $136,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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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

  • 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 Computer Software Engineer, Applications


Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Java, Linux, and Visual Basic are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Internet Information Server and ASP.NET. Most people skilled in .NET are similarly competent in 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 Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $82K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $90K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $105K. 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.

Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Advice

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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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Experience Affects Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$98,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 17%

Java
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 7%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%

JavaScript
up arrow 5%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

SQL
0%

C#
0%

C++
0%

National Average
$98,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 2%

ASP.NET
up arrow 6%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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