Software Team Leader Salary

The majority of Software Team Leaders in the United States — a little more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $67K to $138K per year, and the median is $96K annually. In the world of Software Team Leaders, total cash compensation can vary between $67K and $138K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $19K and $15K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Software Team Leaders report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$68,385 - $129,768
(Median)
$68K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,063
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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
$68,385 - $129,768  
   
Bonus
$2.21 - $19,426  
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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$66,971 - $137,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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
$2.21 - $19,426  
   
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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$66,971 - $137,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Many Software Team Leaders advance their careers by becoming Software Development Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $113K. Many Software Team Leaders advance into roles as Software Development Project Managers or Information Technology Project Managers, but the median salaries are $13K lower and $14K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Team Leader


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in C++, Software Architecture, Java, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS. Those educated in Software Architecture tend to be well versed 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Software Team Leaders. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $71K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $92K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $111K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $128K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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


C++
up arrow 13%

Java
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 8%

C
up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 6%


Java/J2EE
up arrow 3%

National Average
$99,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 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
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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