Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

An average Lead Computer Software Applications Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $99K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers. Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,601 - $136,295
$74K
$99K
$140K
MEDIAN: $99,193
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$73,601 - $136,295  
   
Bonus
$2,035 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$20,750  
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$72,371 - $139,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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


Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Microsoft SQL Server, Java, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Internet Information Server, ASP.NET, and C# Programming Language. It is often found that people who know .NET are also skilled in 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
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲7%

National Average
$103,000

▼9%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Skills That Affect Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

UNIX
▲12%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲9%

▲7%

SQL
▲5%

Linux
▲5%

▲4%

Visual Basic (VB)
▲1%

JavaScript
▼0%

National Average
$103,000

▼1%

C++
▼4%

C#
▼5%

▼5%

C# Programming Language
▼7%

ASP.NET
▼10%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 5%