"java," "web services," and "python" aren't the only skills we found lead programmers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of lead programmer responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 69.1% of lead programmers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 13.1% earned their master's degrees before becoming a lead programmer. While it's true that most lead programmers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight lead programmers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The lead programmers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied computer science and electrical engineering, while a small population of lead programmers studied computer engineering and computer information systems.
Once you're ready to become a lead programmer, you should explore the companies that typically hire lead programmers. According to lead programmer resumes that we searched through, lead programmers are hired the most by Epic Games Store, AstraZeneca, and Endava. Currently, Epic Games Store has 3 lead programmer job openings, while there are 2 at AstraZeneca and 2 at Endava.
If you're interested in companies where lead programmers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Epic Systems, Exa, and Endava. We found that at Epic Systems, the average lead programmer salary is $115,781. Whereas at Exa, lead programmers earn roughly $112,175. And at Endava, they make an average salary of $110,509.
In general, lead programmers fulfill roles in the technology and finance industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the lead programmer annual salary is the highest in the technology industry with $96,128 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the professional and manufacturing industries pay $95,659 and $95,437 respectively. This means that lead programmers who are employed in the technology industry make 9.1% more than lead programmers who work in the finance Industry.