Average Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salary

$113,651
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$7,958
Bonus
$4,055
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The average salary for a Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $113,651.
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$80k
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$114k
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$151k
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What Do Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)s Do?

Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) Tasks
  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for server applications.
  • Write code to create multi-threaded, networked server applications.
  • Use source debuggers, program dumps, and performance monitoring tools.
  • Test and document software for server applications.

Job Satisfaction for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)

The top respondents for the job title Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) are from the companies travelport inc., Amazon.com Inc and Usaa Insurance. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $153,847. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amdocs, Inc,. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), earning around $130,669 and $125,000, respectively. InfoSys Limited pays the lowest at around $75,000. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and travelport inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,788 and $106,491, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)s?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)s?

An early career Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $93,814 based on 63 salaries. A mid-career Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,317 based on 212 salaries. An experienced Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,926 based on 362 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $123,387.
Employees with Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 36.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (24.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (17.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (4.8% less) and Denver, Colorado (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 772 survey responses.
Early Career
8.2%
Mid Career
27.5%
Experienced
46.9%
Late Career
17.5%