Software Team Leader Salary

Software Team Leaders in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly more than half of Software Team Leaders. Salaries average out to around $91K per year and spread from $60K to $131K per year. Total cash compensation for Software Team Leaders runs from $60K to $131K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $19K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Software Team Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Software Team Leaders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$64,502 - $125,625
$65K
$91K
$130K
MEDIAN: $91,152
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50%
90%

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$8.17 - $59.60
$8
$20
$60
MEDIAN: $19.84
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$0$130K
Salary $64,502 - $125,625
Bonus $773 - $15,344
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $19,392
Total Pay (?
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$60,490 - $130,670
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 182
Hourly Data $0$109
Hourly Rate $8.17 - $59.60
Hourly Tips $2.86
Overtime $109.13
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $773 - $15,344
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $19,392
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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$60,490 - $130,670
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Software Team Leaders who advance into the role of a Principal Software Engineer are fairly uncommon. Principal Software Engineers on average earn $129K per year. Becoming a Software Development Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Software Team Leaders move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $115K. Another frequent advance is for Software Team Leaders to assume a Software Development Project Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $87K.

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Popular Skills for Software Team Leader


Survey results imply that Software Team Leaders deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with C, C++, and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 19 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Linux, Project Management, and SQL. Those proficient in Software Architecture are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Team Leader

Pay by Experience for a Software Team Leader has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Team Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Team Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Software Team Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 89 salaries. A Software Team Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,247

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Software Team Leaders, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 66 percent above the national average. Software Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+40 percent) and New York (+19 percent).

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Key Stats for Software Team Leader

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Software Team Leader Salaries

▲24%

▲19%

National Average
$92,000

▼5%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Software Team Leader Salaries

C
▲20%

C++
▲19%


HTML
▲15%


JavaScript
▲14%

▲10%

.NET
▲6%


C#
▲5%

National Average
$92,000

Team Leadership
▼3%


SQL
▼6%


▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 11%
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