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Software Development Leader Salary

A Software Development Leader earns an average salary of $94,590 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
$67,279 - $132,371
MEDIAN: $94,590

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$67,279 - $132,371  
$1,026 - $19,762  
Profit Sharing
$4,908 - $7,500  
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).
$67,994 - $144,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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.


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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


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89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%