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Average Information Technology (IT) Lead Salary

$87,317
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$6,500
Bonus
$6,500
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The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Lead is $87,317.
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$59k
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$87k
90%
$129k
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$59k - $129k
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Job Satisfaction for Information Technology (IT) Lead

3.7 out of 5
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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 $129,209. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and Wipro, earning around $106,421 and $95,000, respectively. InfoSys Limited pays the lowest at around $82,895. Wipro Technologies Ltd. and Infosys International also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $87,429 and $89,449, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Leads?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Leads?

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 $70,327 based on 93 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Lead with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,056 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Lead with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,933 based on 245 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,080.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Lead in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 7.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (4.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.5% less), Houston, Texas (8.6% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 559 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.9%
Early Career
16.6%
Mid Career
26.8%
Experienced
43.8%
Late Career
11.8%