Average Lead Software Engineer Salary in India

₹1,438,678
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
₹128,619
Bonus
₹103,348
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The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer in India is ₹1,438,678.
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₹738k
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₹2m
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₹738k - ₹2m
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₹41k - ₹324k
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₹12k - ₹776k
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What Do Lead Software Engineers Do?

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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The top respondents for the job title Lead Software Engineer are from the companies HCL Technologies Ltd., Fidelity Investments and Accenture Technology Solutions. Reported salaries are highest at Fidelity Investments where the average pay is ₹1,561,760. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tietoenator and Tavant Technologies Inc, earning around ₹1,297,677 and ₹1,049,219, respectively. HCL Technologies Ltd. pays the lowest at around ₹662,758. InfoSys Limited and Accenture Technology Solutions also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying ₹800,000 and ₹1,017,089, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Lead Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Lead Software Engineers?

An entry-level Lead Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₹600,000 based on 3 salaries. An early career Lead Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹985,739 based on 169 salaries. A mid-career Lead Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹1,381,001 based on 1,620 salaries. An experienced Lead Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹1,672,227 based on 850 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of ₹2,387,953.
Employees with Lead Software Engineer in their job title in Gurgaon, Haryana earn an average of 12.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bangalore, Karnataka (8.7% more) and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (19.2% less), Mumbai, Maharashtra (11.4% less) and Noida, Uttar Pradesh (6.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,648 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.1%
Early Career
6.4%
Mid Career
61.2%
Experienced
32.1%
Late Career
0.2%

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