Software Team Leader Salary

Average pay for a Software Team Leader in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $97K per year. Total cash compensation for Software Team Leaders runs from $69K to $138K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Software Team Leaders report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$69,454 - $130,019
(Median)
$69K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,253
10%
50%
90%

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$7.54 - $64.11
(Median)
$7
$30
$64
MEDIAN: $30
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,454 - $130,019  
   
Bonus
$511 - $19,283  
Profit Sharing
$78.30 - $15,319  
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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$69,108 - $138,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1.5K
Hourly Rate
$7.54 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $1,014  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$511 - $19,283  
   
Profit Sharing
$78.30 - $15,319  
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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$69,108 - $138,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Software Team Leader

  • Manage software release and production cycle from requirements collection to final delivery.
  • Program software and test for bugs.
  • Lead developers in creating, testing, and maintaining software.

Common Career Paths for Software Team Leader


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Software Team Leaders sometimes assume positions such as Principal Software Engineers. That role pays $127K per year on average. Going from Software Team Leader to Software Development Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $114K. Many others choose to work as Software Development Project Managers, where pay is typically $86K.

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Popular Skills for Software Team Leader


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Software Architecture, Java, C, and C++ are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS, SQL, and C#. The majority of those who know Software Architecture also know Project Management and C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Team Leader

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


Software Team Leaders with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $73K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $93K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $115K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $124K.

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Experience Affects Software Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$101,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Software Team Leader Salaries


Java
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 10%

C++
up arrow 9%


Team Leadership
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$101,000

C#
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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