Lead Developer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$104,000
$82,000
Min 10%
$104,000
Median 50%
$133,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a lead developer make?
Lead Developers in the US make on average $104,764 annually or $50.37 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $82,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $133,000. Most Lead Developer jobs are in Technology companies and Professional companies. States with the highest Lead Developer salaries include Washington, California, Colorado, Texas, and Utah. The typical tenure for a Lead Developer is 2.5 years.
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Average Lead Developer Salary By Location

Across America, Lead Developers make on average $104,764 annually or $50.37 hourly. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Lead Developer salaries at $134,821 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $91,000. Some of the states with the best Lead Developer salaries are Washington, California, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Nevada, and New Hampshire. The lowest earning states are North Dakota, Kentucky, South Dakota, Hawaii, and West Virginia.
City
Average Salary

Map of Lead Developer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Lead Developers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Lead Developer Salary By Company

If you are a Lead Developer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Lead Developers are in Technology companies and Professional companies. Microsoft and Google are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like VMware and Twitter report highly competitive salaries for Lead Developers.
Company
Average Salary
$152,758
$153k
$151,055
$151k
$142,291
$142k
$139,242
$139k
$135,253
$135k

Average Lead Developer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Lead Developer works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Finance companies, Retail companies, and Transportation companies tend to have the highest salaries for Lead Developers. Finance companies pay their Lead Developers the highest wages, averaging $110,713 per year. Retail companies and Transportation companies pay well too, at $110,284 and $106,846, respectively. The average salary for Lead Developers in the Technology industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $99,674.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$110,713
$111k
Retail
Retail
$110,284
$110k
Transportation
Transportation
$106,846
$107k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$106,216
$106k
Health Care
Health Care
$106,029
$106k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$102,657
$103k
Technology
Technology
$99,674
$100k

Lead Developer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Lead Developer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Lead Developer can range from $66,071 to $165,602 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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