Software Team Leader Salary

Just over a half of Software Team Leaders in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $63K to $138K per year, and the average comes out to $94K per year. Total cash compensation for Software Team Leaders runs from $63K to $138K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$64,404 - $129,355
(Median)
$64K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,269
10%
50%
90%

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$7.47 - $64.56
(Median)
$7
$27
$65
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,404 - $129,355  
   
Bonus
$101.00 - $19,355  
Profit Sharing
$78.30 - $14,899  
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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$62,639 - $137,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1.5K
Hourly Rate
$7.47 - $64.56  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $1,010  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$101.00 - $19,355  
   
Profit Sharing
$78.30 - $14,899  
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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$62,639 - $137,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Although it's unusual, some Software Team Leaders transition into jobs as Software Development Managers. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $112K per year, though.

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Popular Skills for Software Team Leader


Software Team Leaders seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Software Architecture, Java, Linux, and C are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL and Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS. Those familiar with Software Architecture also tend to 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.


For many Software Team Leaders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $70K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $90K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $110K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $130K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Software Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$98,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Software Team Leader Salaries


Java
up arrow 10%

Linux
up arrow 10%

C
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 8%


C++
up arrow 6%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 5%

National Average
$98,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 1%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%