Software Team Leaders who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below three-fifths of Software Team Leaders. Pay fluctuates from $67K to $133K per year, but expected earnings average $94K annually. Total cash earnings of Software Team Leaders range from $67K on the low end to $133K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $19K and $6K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men account for the majority of Software Team Leaders who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Software Team Leaders is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,885 - $130,842
(Median)
$68K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,184
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$11.68 - $52.04
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,885 - $130,842  
   
Bonus
$760 - $19,298  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,020  
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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$67,274 - $133,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$36.00  
   
Overtime
$200.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$760 - $19,298  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,020  
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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$67,274 - $133,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Job Description for Software Team Leader

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Software Team Leader


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Software Team Leaders may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Principal Software Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $129K annually. More often than not, a Software Development Manager role is the next step for Software Team Leaders moving up in the field. Software Development Managers usually make $115K per year. Many other Software Team Leaders choose to take on a Software Development Project Manager role, where salaries are typically $86K.

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Popular Skills for Software Team Leader


Software Team Leaders report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C, C++, C++ Programming Language, and Software Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java/J2EE, C# Programming Language, and SQL. Those familiar with Software Architecture also tend to 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 inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $75K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $90K on average. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $109K. Software Team Leaders who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $120K on average.

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Experience Affects Software Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$98,000



Skills That Affect Software Team Leader Salaries

C++
up arrow 13%

C
up arrow 13%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 12%


HTML
up arrow 8%

up arrow 7%

Software Development
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$98,000

C#
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

Team Leadership
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 11%

Linux
up arrow 11%


Java/J2EE
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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