LEAD ENGINEER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
$59,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
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, $80,743 a year or $38.82 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $109,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $59,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Lead Engineers are Professional companies and Internet companies. Hawaii, Washington, Delaware, California, and Maryland 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 Company

Lead Engineer jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Professional companies and Internet companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Facebook and Wells Fargo are the highest paying companies. Companies like American International Group and Spark Therapeutics also report very competitive wages for Lead Engineers.

Average Lead Engineer Salary By Location

Lead Engineers in the United States of America make on average $80,743 a year or $38.82 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Lead Engineer salaries at $100,598 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Lead Engineers is $66,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Lead Engineer salaries are Hawaii, Washington, Delaware, California, and Maryland. Oklahoma, Michigan, South Dakota, Kentucky, and Tennessee are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$100,598
2
Redmond, WA
$92,502
3
Wilmington, DE
$88,464
4
Philadelphia, PA
$88,066
5
Englewood, CO
$87,369

Average Lead Engineer Salary By Industry

Wages for Lead Engineers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Automotive companies, Retail companies, and Real Estate companies pay higher-than-average wages for Lead Engineers. Salaries for Lead Engineers in Automotive companies average $87,596 annually, while Retail companies and Real Estate companies pay $84,939 and $84,710, respectively. The types of companies that pay Lead Engineers the least are in the Technology industry, where the average annual salary is $70,634.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Automotive
$87,596
2
Retail
$84,939
3
Real Estate
$84,710
4
Professional
$84,327
5
Internet
$83,858

RECENTLY ADDED Lead Engineer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Cybercoders
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10/30/2019
$140,000
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$150,000
10/28/2019
$80,000
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$175,000
Workbridge Associates
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$175,000
Workbridge Associates
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$166,960
Workbridge Associates
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$150,000
Workbridge Associates
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$145,000
Averity
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$200,000
Workbridge Associates
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$130,000
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