Lead Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$71,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$71,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
DoubleVerify
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a lead engineer make?
Lead Engineers in America make, on average, $71,508 a year or $34.38 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $87,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Lead Engineers are Technology companies and Retail companies. Hawaii, Maryland, Delaware, California, and Virginia are some of the states with the best Lead Engineer salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Lead Engineer is 3.4 years.
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Average Lead Engineer Salary By Location

Across America, Lead Engineers make on average $71,508 annually or $34.38 hourly. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Lead Engineer salaries at $105,145 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Lead Engineers is $68,000. Hawaii, Maryland, Delaware, California, and Virginia are the top 5 highest earning states for Lead Engineers. Kansas, Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin have the lowest reported salaries for Lead Engineers.

Map of Lead Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Lead Engineer Salary By Company

Lead Engineer jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Technology companies and Retail companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Lead Engineers are DoubleVerify and DraftKings. In addition, companies like Microsoft and CyberCoders report highly competitive salaries for Lead Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$143,825
$144k
$141,016
$141k
$138,825
$139k
$137,566
$138k
$136,788
$137k
$135,815
$136k
$135,497
$135k

Average Lead Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Lead Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Utilities companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Lead Engineers well. Utilities companies pay their Lead Engineers the highest wages, averaging $74,393 per year. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $72,525 and $71,686, respectively. At $68,042, the average salary for Lead Engineers in the Automotive industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Utilities
Utilities
$74,393
$74k
Technology
Technology
$72,525
$73k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$71,686
$72k
Automotive
Automotive
$68,042
$68k

Lead Engineer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Lead Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Lead Engineer can range from $56,701 to $110,474 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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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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