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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 $64K to $138K per year, and the average comes out to $96K annually. In the world of Software Team Leaders, overall income ranges from $64K near the bottom to $138K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Software Team Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$66,828 - $129,303
(Median)
$67K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,642
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90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,828 - $129,303  
   
Bonus
$2.26 - $19,536  
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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$64,184 - $137,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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 (?
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$2.26 - $19,536  
   
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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$64,184 - $137,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.

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Popular Skills for Software Team Leader


Software Team Leaders seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Software Architecture, Java, Linux, and C++ are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Software Team Leaders. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $70K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $92K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $110K. Software Team Leaders who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $129K on average.

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Experience Affects Software Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$99,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Software Team Leader Salaries


Java
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 9%

C++
up arrow 8%

C
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 7%


Java/J2EE
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

National Average
$99,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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