A Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) with Java/J2EE skills earns an average salary of $112,448 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$73,803 - $147,694
$74K
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MEDIAN: $112,448
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Salary
$73,803 - $147,694  
   
Bonus
$1,184 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$4,793  
Total Pay (?
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$75,571 - $158,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)

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

Key Stats for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$116,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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