Average Information Technology (IT) Lead Salary

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The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Lead is $86,163.
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$61k - $125k
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$1k - $15k
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$49k - $129k

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Job Satisfaction for Information Technology (IT) Lead

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Lead

The top respondents for the job title Information Technology (IT) Lead are from the companies InfoSys Limited, Johnson & Johnson and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Johnson & Johnson where the average pay is $122,450. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and Wipro, earning around $106,138 and $95,000, respectively. InfoSys Limited pays the lowest at around $81,455. Wipro Technologies Ltd. and Infosys International also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $87,429 and $88,001, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Lead

Skills in Project Management, SQL, Java/J2EE and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Technology (IT) Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Lead

An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Lead with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,407 based on 5 salaries. An early career Information Technology (IT) Lead with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,241 based on 86 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Lead with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,477 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Lead with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,258 based on 290 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,014.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Lead in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (5.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (4.7% less).

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