Software Development Leader Salary

A Software Development Leader earns an average salary of $97,663 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$65,063 - $135,231
(Median)
$65K
$98K
$140K
MEDIAN: $97,662
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$65,063 - $135,231  
   
Bonus
$1,982 - $19,614  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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$65,320 - $141,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Job Description for Software Development Leader

Software development leaders are management-level workers that shepherd programs, applications, and updates through the programming and/or updating process. These leaders work with other teams - such as design and quality assurance - to ensure that the program or application works as intended and is completed in a timely manner. The software development leader typically creates schedules for their team and assigns team members work based on design and development templates that are conceptualized by their department in conjunction with other relevant personnel.

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Software Development Leader Tasks

  • Collaborate with team members to identify strengths and weaknesses of applications and improve upon them.
  • Evaluate functionality of products and remediate any lapse in functionality.
  • Lead a team in the development, coding, and delivery of new software products and applications.
  • Perform product and customer research and develop improvement strategies based on findings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Development Leader

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

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Experience Affects Software Development Leader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Software Development Leader Salaries

Java
up arrow 5%

National Average
$99,000

Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%

.NET
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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