Lead Applications Developer Salary

Lead Applications Developers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $100K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Lead Applications Developers, overall income ranges from $75K near the bottom to $149K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Lead Applications Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,778 - $137,701
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$100K
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MEDIAN: $100,248
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$15.95 - $84.35
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$0$153K
Salary $73,778 - $137,701
Bonus $992 - $25,319
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $15,280
Commission $0.00
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$72,332 - $153,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 219
Hourly Data $0$84
Hourly Rate $15.95 - $84.35
Overtime $0.00
Annual Data $0$153K
Bonus $992 - $25,319
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $15,280
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$72,332 - $153,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Lead Applications Developer

Lead applications developers are responsible for leading developing processes for applications in their company, as well as efficiently facilitating strategies for programming and creating effective software for future use. They also assist developers with technical expertise for solving bugs in applications and developing new concepts for designs and features.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Lead Applications Developer


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Lead Applications Developers who transition into an upper level Applications Development Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Applications Development Manager makes $106K a year.

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Popular Skills for Lead Applications Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Java, PL/SQL, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include PHP, jQuery, and HTML. Most people familiar with .NET also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Applications Developer

Pay by Experience for a Lead Applications Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Applications Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Applications Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Lead Applications Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 212 salaries. A Lead Applications Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 51 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,055

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Lead Applications Developers, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Lead Applications Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Wilmington (+9 percent). Lead Applications Developers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Lead Applications Developers in Rochester bring in salaries that are 34 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (8 percent lower) and Chicago (6 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Lead Applications Developer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Lead Applications Developer Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$106,000

▼7%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Lead Applications Developer Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$106,000

SQL
▼5%




C#
▼8%

▼8%

▼9%

▼9%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
▼10%

▼12%

▼12%

PHP
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 7%
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