C$90,358
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$5,699

Profit Sharing

C$5,000

The average pay for a Lead Software Engineer is C$89,695 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Python and C++ Programming Language.

C$70,216 - C$120,860
C$70K
C$90K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$90,358
10%
50%
90%
C$28.78 - C$73.18
C$29
C$57
C$73
MEDIAN: C$57.33
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$127K
Salary C$70,216 - C$120,860
Bonus C$1,472 - C$13,809
Profit Sharing C$5,000
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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C$69,335 - C$127,674
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data C$0C$89
Hourly Rate C$28.78 - C$73.18
Overtime C$59.01
Annual Data C$0C$127K
Bonus C$1,472 - C$13,809
Profit Sharing C$5,000
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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C$69,335 - C$127,674
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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.

Common Career Paths for Lead Software Engineer


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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 C$71,000 based on 20 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 C$90,000 based on 61 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 C$98,000 based on 58 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 C$119,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$92,977

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Lead Software Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲5%

National Average
C$93,000

▼3%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

Python
▲18%

C++ Programming Language
▲12%

Android Operating System Development
▲9%

C++
▲4%

▲4%

JavaScript
▲4%

National Average
C$93,000

C#
▼6%

SQL
▼7%

Android
▼8%

▼9%


ASP.NET Framework
▼11%

ASP.NET
▼13%

PHP
▼17%

Linux
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 11%