Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salary

Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $63K to $134K per year, median earnings come to $94K per year. In the world of Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $63K and $134K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $5K, respectively. The vast majority of Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,857 - $127,126

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$61,857 - $127,126  
   
Bonus
$101.01 - $14,885  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $5,238  
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$62,875 - $134,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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


Survey takers working as Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Java, Visual Basic, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Internet Information Server, .NET, and Microsoft SQL Server. Those familiar with .NET also tend to 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 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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $81K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $87K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $103K. Lead Computer Software Applications Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $113K.

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Experience Affects Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$97,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Lead Computer Software Engineer, Applications Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 19%

Java
up arrow 8%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%

Linux
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 5%

Oracle
up arrow 5%

National Average
$97,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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