A Lead Software Engineer earns an average salary of AU$103,549 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$75,836 - AU$135,071
AU$76K
AU$100K
AU$140K
MEDIAN: AU$103,335
10%
50%
90%
AU$54.58 - AU$128
AU$57
MEDIAN: AU$56.89
50%
AU$0AU$150K
Salary AU$75,836 - AU$135,071
Bonus AU$2,013 - AU$33,953
Profit Sharing AU$2,000
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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AU$77,090 - AU$150,376
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data AU$0AU$127
Hourly Rate AU$56.89
Annual Data AU$0AU$150K
Bonus AU$2,013 - AU$33,953
Profit Sharing AU$2,000
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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AU$77,090 - AU$150,376
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Lead Software Engineer

A lead software engineer holds many responsibilities, primarily developing and testing software programs. Responsibilities for a lead software engineer can vary vastly depending on the company, department, and infrastructure of the employer. They are employed in a variety of sectors, including not only software companies, but also in health care, insurance, retail, and many other industries. Lead software engineers can expect to be involved in design planning, scheduling release dates, participating in product committees, contacting clients, and heading up project leadership.

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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

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Lead Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$99,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$99,000 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Lead Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$118,000 based on 68 salaries. A Lead Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$133,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$107,739

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Key Stats for Lead Software Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲24%

▲10%

National Average
AU$108,000

▼8%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲8%


C#
▲3%

JavaScript
▼0%

.NET
▼0%

National Average
AU$108,000

▼4%



C++
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 77%