Software Team Leader Salary

Software Team Leaders in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $96K per year, but may range from $65K to $138K per year. Final cash compensation to Software Team Leaders varies from around $65K to approximately $138K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $15K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Software Team Leaders is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$67,539 - $129,720
(Median)
$68K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,730
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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
$67,539 - $129,720  
   
Bonus
$2.17 - $19,442  
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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$64,855 - $137,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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
$2.17 - $19,442  
   
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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$64,855 - $137,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 $113K annually on average. Software Team Leaders most frequently advance into Software Development Project Manager and Information Technology Project Manager roles even though the median salaries are $13K lower and $13K lower, respectively.

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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, C++, Java, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS. It is often found that people who know Software Architecture are also skilled in 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $70K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $92K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $110K. 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 $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%

C++
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 8%

C
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 7%


Java/J2EE
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$99,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 2%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

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: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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