Lead Programmer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$94,000
$74,000
Min 10%
$94,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Salesforce
Highest Paying City
Bellevue, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a lead programmer make?
Lead Programmers in the US make on average $94,833 annually or $45.59 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $119,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $74,000 per year. Most Lead Programmer jobs are in Automotive companies and Finance companies. Washington, California, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are some of the states with the best Lead Programmer salaries in the US. Most Lead Programmers spend 3.2 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Programmer
$69,778

Average Lead Programmer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Lead Programmer in the USA is $94,833 annually or $45.59 hourly. Lead Programmers make the most in Bellevue, WA at about $124,841 per year. Even as an entry-level Lead Programmer, you will make $91,000 per year in Bellevue, WA. Washington, California, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are the states with the highest payscale for Lead Programmers. The lowest earning states are Florida, Louisiana, West Virginia, Arkansas, and New Mexico.

Map of Lead Programmer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Lead Programmer Salary By Company

Lead Programmers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Lead Programmers are in Automotive companies and Finance companies. Lead Programmers at Salesforce and Bank of America report the highest salaries. Companies like Discover Financial Services and Vertex Pharmaceuticals also report very competitive wages for Lead Programmers.

Average Lead Programmer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Lead Programmer works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Health Care companies, Hospitality companies, and Finance companies pay higher-than-average wages for Lead Programmers. Health Care companies pay their Lead Programmers the highest wages, averaging $101,879 per year. Hospitality companies and Finance companies pay well too, at $99,157 and $97,217, respectively. At $93,134, the average salary for Lead Programmers in the Automotive industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$101,879
$102k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$99,157
$99k
Finance
Finance
$97,217
$97k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$94,568
$95k
Professional
Professional
$94,390
$94k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$94,038
$94k
Technology
Technology
$93,518
$94k
Automotive
Automotive
$93,134
$93k

Lead Programmer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Lead Programmer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Lead Programmer can range from $69,316 to $119,890 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.

Recently Added Lead Programmer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Randstad
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$116,872
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$168,648
Incyte Corporation
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$120,000
Bank of America N.A.
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08/15/2019
$186,000
Incyte Corporation
Lead Biostatistical Programmer
08/08/2019
$115,000
07/30/2019
$108,237
University of South Carolina
Lead Programmer
07/20/2019
$40,759
Bank of America N.A.
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07/18/2019
$149,879
BOFA Securities, Inc.
Director/Programmer Lead Mkts (MGR)
07/16/2019
$210,000
07/15/2019
$82,000
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