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Software Team Leader Salary

Just over a half of Software Team Leaders in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $62K to $135K per year, but median earnings come to around $93K per year. Cash earnings for Software Team Leaders — including $18K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $62K to $135K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Software Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$62,801 - $126,536
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $92,924
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$7.47 - $64.56
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,801 - $126,536  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $18,000  
Profit Sharing
$40.00 - $15,000  
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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$62,381 - $134,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1.5K
Hourly Rate
$7.47 - $64.56  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $1,007  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$203.47 - $18,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$40.00 - $15,000  
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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$62,381 - $134,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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 tend to move into Software Development Manager roles, where pay is $112K per year on average.

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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 Java, Linux, Software Architecture, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL. 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Software Team Leaders. The average beginner in this position makes around $69K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $88K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $107K. Software Team Leaders with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $130K.

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Experience Affects Software Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$96,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Software Team Leader Salaries

Java
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 11%


HTML
up arrow 10%

C
up arrow 8%


C++
up arrow 7%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 6%

C#
0%

National Average
$96,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%