Average Lead Software Engineer Salary

C$93,775
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$5,171
Bonus
C$7,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer is C$93,775.
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C$71k
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C$123k
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MEDIAN C$93,775
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Salary
C$71k - C$123k
Bonus
C$993 - C$16k
Profit Sharing
C$509 - C$10k
Total Pay
C$70k - C$133k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Lead Software Engineer

C$142k

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Popular Skills for Lead Software Engineer

Skills in Java and Software Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET, SQL and 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 C$79,117 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Lead Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$90,254 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Lead Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$98,404 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$109,782.
Employees with Lead Software Engineer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 9.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (8.0% more) and Toronto, Ontario (0.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Edmonton, Alberta (13.0% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (12.2% less) and Calgary, Alberta (9.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 270 survey responses.
Early Career
14.4%
Mid Career
40.0%
Experienced
38.5%
Late Career
7.0%