Average Lead Applications Developer Salary

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The average salary for a Lead Applications Developer is $102,539.
MEDIAN $102,539
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$76k - $135k
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$690 - $15k
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$76k - $146k

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Job Description for Lead Applications Developer

Lead Applications Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Mentor other employees in development methodologies.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
The top respondents for the job title Lead Applications Developer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Starbucks Corporation where the average pay is $142,456. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), earning around $116,517. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $99,459. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $104,858.

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Popular Skills for Lead Applications Developer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Applications Developer

An early career Lead Applications Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $83,806 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Lead Applications Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,367 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Lead Applications Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,893 based on 230 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,092.
Employees with Lead Applications Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 34.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.8% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8.2% less).

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