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Lead Software Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer is $99,498 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
$70,848 - $133,178
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MEDIAN: $99,498
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$32.32 - $87.87
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,848 - $133,178  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,409  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $13,231  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$71,713 - $142,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,090
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$32.32 - $87.87  
   
Overtime
$26.81 - $78.32  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,409  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $13,231  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$71,713 - $142,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Lead Software Engineer

A lead software engineer holds many responsibilities, primarily developing and testing software programs. Responsibilities for a lead software engineer can vary vastly depending on the company, department, and infrastructure of the employer. They are employed in a variety of sectors, including not only software companies, but also in health care, insurance, retail, and many other industries. Lead software engineers can expect to be involved in design planning, scheduling release dates, participating in product committees, contacting clients, and heading up project leadership.

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Lead Software Engineer Tasks

  • Coach and mentor development staff.
  • Perform performance and scalability analysis as needed.
  • Scope development effort, and provide reliable resource and timeline estimates.
  • Implement high quality code in an agile, test-driven development environment.
  • Create detailed software development plans and assign tasks to team members.

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Lead Software Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Lead Software Engineer?
Lead Software Engineer in North Haven:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: The CEO is very old school and is there for you not any as an employer but an individual who cares about the people working for him.
Cons: At times management does not listen when you try to describe and issue or ask a question.

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Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries


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C
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C++
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Java/J2EE
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JavaScript
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Linux
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Project Management
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$103,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 474 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%