Software Team Leaders in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $64K to $134K per year, median earnings come to $94K annually. In the world of Software Team Leaders, total cash compensation can vary between $64K and $134K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $16K and $6K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The vast majority of Software Team Leaders (81 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of Software Team Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,900 - $131,615
$67K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $93,739
10%
50%
90%

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$9.17 - $52.44
$31
MEDIAN: $30.66
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,900 - $131,615  
   
Bonus
$967 - $15,547  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,082  
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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$64,110 - $134,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$30.66  
   
Overtime
$200.00  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$967 - $15,547  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,082  
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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$64,110 - $134,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Software Team Leader

  • Lead a team in the development, coding, and delivery of new software products and applications.
  • Perform product and customer research and develop improvement strategies based on findings.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify strengths and weaknesses of applications and improve upon them.
  • Evaluate functionality of products and remediate any lapse in functionality.

Common Career Paths for Software Team Leader


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At the upper end, Software Team Leaders who move into a Principal Software Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Principal Software Engineers is a much higher $129K per year. Going from Software Team Leader to Software Development Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $115K. 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


Software Team Leaders seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C, C++, Software Architecture, and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C# Programming Language, SQL, and Team Leadership. 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $75K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $88K on average. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $109K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $120K.

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Key Stats for Software Team Leader

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Software Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$96,000



Skills That Affect Software Team Leader Salaries

C++
up arrow 15%

C
up arrow 15%


C++ Programming Language
up arrow 12%

HTML
up arrow 10%

up arrow 7%


.NET
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 1%

National Average
$96,000


Linux
up arrow 6%

Team Leadership
up arrow 7%


SQL
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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