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Software Team Leader Salary

Software Team Leaders in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $95K per year on average but can range from $64K to $138K per year. 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. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Software Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$66,951 - $129,611
(Median)
$67K
$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,460
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50%
90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,951 - $129,611  
   
Bonus
$2.30 - $19,523  
Profit Sharing
$78.91 - $14,848  
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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$64,415 - $137,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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
$2.30 - $19,523  
   
Profit Sharing
$78.91 - $14,848  
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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$64,415 - $137,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.

Common Career Paths for Software Team Leader


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Software Team Leaders often end up in upper-level roles like Software Development Manager. Software Development Managers bring home $112K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Software Team Leader


Survey takers working as Software Team Leaders report using a large range of professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.


Software Team Leaders with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $70K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $91K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $110K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $129K.

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Experience Affects Software Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$99,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Software Team Leader Salaries


Java
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 9%

C
up arrow 8%

C++
up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 7%


Java/J2EE
up arrow 4%

National Average
$99,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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