Average Lead Software Engineer Salary in Australia

AU$117,550
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$10,056
Bonus
AU$2,000
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The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer in Australia is AU$117,550.
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AU$83k
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AU$158k
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MEDIAN AU$117,550
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Salary
AU$83k - AU$158k
Bonus
AU$2k - AU$29k
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$2k
Total Pay
AU$84k - AU$169k

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Job Description for Lead Software Engineer

Lead Software Engineer Tasks
  • Implement high quality code in an agile, test-driven development environment.
  • Create detailed software development plans and assign tasks to team members.
  • Scope development effort, and provide reliable resource and timeline estimates.
  • Coach and mentor development staff.
  • Perform performance and scalability analysis as needed.

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Popular Skills for Lead Software Engineer

Skills in JavaScript, .NET, Java and Software Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Software Engineer

An early career Lead Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$98,683 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Lead Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$106,241 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Lead Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$124,098 based on 89 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$121,740.
Employees with Lead Software Engineer in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 3.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (18.5% less), Adelaide, South Australia (17.6% less) and Perth, Western Australia (11.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 161 survey responses.
Early Career
6.8%
Mid Career
33.5%
Experienced
55.3%
Late Career
4.3%