$111,166
Avg. Salary
$63.18
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$8,194

Profit Sharing

$5,111

The average pay for a Lead Software Engineer is $63.18 per hour.

The average pay for a Lead Software Engineer is $111,166 per year.

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MEDIAN $111,166
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$0$161K
Salary $78,013 - $149,692
Bonus $1,190 - $20,260
Profit Sharing $1,009 - $24,625
Total Pay (?
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$78,721 - $161,245
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,854
Hourly Data $0$90
Hourly Rate $30.28 - $90.38
Overtime $31.22 - $78.03
Annual Data $0$161K
Bonus $1,190 - $20,260
Profit Sharing $1,009 - $24,625
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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$78,721 - $161,245
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 126

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: $115,018

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

Lead Software Engineer Advice

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

Lead Software Engineer in Irvine:
"The education of writing software happens outside a class."
Be open to everything non-software related; Going "by the book" will not lead to innovation.

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 Alpharetta:
"Less development time."
Make sure to offset your hours. For example, work late or work early. This is because you will spend a lot of your time helping others and less time actually devleoping.

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.

Lead Software Engineer in Hollywood:
"My advice."
Be willing to take advice and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Lead Software Engineer in San Jose:
"Be Visible, Be Productive, Be A Team Player With Great Ideas."
People management is the difficult part of the job. You should have already mastered the technical aspects of your product or service.

Lead Software Engineer in Parsippany:
"Exceed Customer Expectations."
Take on cutting edge projects and over-deliver. Continue to train and keep skills up to date.

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Key Stats for Lead Software Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 643 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

National Average
$115,000

▼9%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Lead Software Engineer Salaries

▲5%


▲4%


▲1%

National Average
$115,000

JavaScript
▼2%

SQL
▼2%


C++
▼4%




▼8%

C#
▼11%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 643 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%