Lead Software Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Lead Software Engineer is $108,669 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$78,190 - $149,867
$78K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $110,380
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$30.56 - $101.75
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MEDIAN: $65.50
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$0$161K
Salary $78,190 - $149,867
Bonus $1,438 - $20,128
Profit Sharing $1,005 - $30,454
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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$79,198 - $161,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,871
Hourly Data $0$103
Hourly Rate $30.56 - $101.75
Overtime $30.61 - $103.35
Annual Data $0$161K
Bonus $1,438 - $20,128
Profit Sharing $1,005 - $30,454
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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$79,198 - $161,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Lead Software Engineer

A lead software engineer holds many responsibilities, primarily developing and testing software programs. Responsibilities for a lead software engineer can vary vastly depending on the company, department, and infrastructure of the employer. They are employed in a variety of sectors, including not only software companies, but also in health care, insurance, retail, and many other industries. Lead software engineers can expect to be involved in design planning, scheduling release dates, participating in product committees, contacting clients, and heading up project leadership.

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Lead Software Engineer Tasks

  • Implement high quality code in an agile, test-driven development environment.
  • Create detailed software development plans and assign tasks to team members.
  • Scope development effort, and provide reliable resource and timeline estimates.
  • Coach and mentor development staff.
  • Perform performance and scalability analysis as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Lead Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 307 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 891 salaries. An experienced Lead Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 968 salaries. A Lead Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 195 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $114,293

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

Lead Software Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Lead Software Engineer?

Lead Software Engineer in Lincoln:
"Lacking structure & support."
Pros: Flexibility. I'm able to change processes very quickly and am involved in nearly all aspects of the company.
Cons: Terrible management. Non-existent structure, no support for developers. Zero professional enrichment opportunities. Tons of stress due to chronic understaffing.

Lead Software Engineer in North Haven:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: The CEO is very old school and is there for you not any as an employer but an individual who cares about the people working for him.
Cons: At times management does not listen when you try to describe and issue or ask a question.

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Key Stats for Lead Software Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 303 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$114,000

▼8%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲5%


▲5%


▲2%

National Average
$114,000

JavaScript
▼1%

SQL
▼2%

C++
▼3%





▼7%

C#
▼11%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 303 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 7%
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