Software Team Leader Salary

With a little over a half of Software Team Leaders in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $61K to $133K per year and averages out to $91K per year. In the world of Software Team Leaders, overall income ranges from $61K near the bottom to $133K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Software Team Leaders who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Software Team Leaders is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$63,642 - $126,296
$64K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $91,627
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$8.17 - $59.60
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$60
MEDIAN: $19.84
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$0$131K
Salary $63,642 - $126,296
Bonus $740 - $16,219
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,866
Total Pay (?
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$60,678 - $131,437
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 197
Hourly Data $0$109
Hourly Rate $8.17 - $59.60
Hourly Tips $2.86
Overtime $109.13
Annual Data $0$131K
Bonus $740 - $16,219
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,866
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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$60,678 - $131,437
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Software Team Leader

  • Lead a team in the development, coding, and delivery of new software products and applications.
  • Perform product and customer research and develop improvement strategies based on findings.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify strengths and weaknesses of applications and improve upon them.
  • Evaluate functionality of products and remediate any lapse in functionality.

Common Career Paths for Software Team Leader


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It's not very common for Software Team Leaders to move on to become Principal Software Engineers. Average pay for a Principal Software Engineer is $129K annually. With an annual salary of $115K, Software Development Manager is the most common role for Software Team Leaders to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Software Development Project Manager role — which usually pays $87K — is also typical for Software Team Leaders, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Software Team Leader


Software Team Leaders report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C, C++, C++ Programming Language, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 15 percent and 20 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Linux, Project Management, and SQL. For most people, competency in Software Architecture indicates knowledge of Project Management and C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Team Leader

Pay by Experience for a Software Team Leader has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Team Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Team Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Software Team Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 89 salaries. A Software Team Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,946

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

For those looking to make money, Software Team Leaders in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 66 percent above the national average. Software Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+40 percent) and New York (+19 percent).

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Key Stats for Software Team Leader

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Software Team Leader Salaries

▲23%

▲18%

National Average
$93,000

▼6%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Software Team Leader Salaries

C
▲19%

C++
▲18%


HTML
▲14%


JavaScript
▲13%

▲10%

.NET
▲5%


C#
▲4%

National Average
$93,000

Team Leadership
▼4%


SQL
▼7%


▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%
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