Lead Software Developer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$105,000
$85,000
$105,000
$130,000
Lead Software Developers in the United States make an average salary of $105,421 per year or $50.68 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $85,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $130,000. If you like following the crowd, Finance and Professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out Insurance, Manufacturing, and Finance companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Washington, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire provide the highest Lead Software Developer salaries.
Best Paying Cities
San Jose, CA
$135,847
Bothell, WA
$127,672
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Map of Lead Software Developer Salaries

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

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Average Lead Software Developer Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Lead Software Developer is roughly $105,421 per year, which boils down to $50.68 per hour. Interestingly enough, Lead Software Developers have the highest salaries in San Jose, CA at about $135,847 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Jose, CA is $97,000. Additionally, Lead Software Developers make more than the average salary in Bothell, WA, Washington, DC, New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Sterling, VA. On a more broad level, Lead Software Developer salaries are highest in California, Washington, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Vermont. On the contrary, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Louisiana offer the lowest Lead Software Developer salaries.
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Average Salary

Average Lead Software Developer Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Lead Software Developer, being employed by a company such as Microsoft or Adobe would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Barclays Capital and Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago also report highly competitive salaries for Lead Software Developers.
Company
Average Salary
$156,041
$156k
$134,083
$134k
$121,300
$121k
$119,999
$120k
$117,457
$117k

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Average Lead Software Developer Pay By Industry

The salary for a Lead Software Developer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Lead Software Developers tend to be found in Insurance, Manufacturing, and Finance companies. In fact, Lead Software Developers can make a yearly salary of $111,800 while working for Insurance companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Insurance
Insurance
$111,800
$112k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$110,719
$111k
Finance
Finance
$109,764
$110k
Technology
Technology
$107,198
$107k
Internet
Internet
$83,859
$84k

Lead Software Developer Salary History

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Lead Software Developer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Lead Software Developer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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 Software Developer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Lead Software Developer
Lead Software Developer
Lead Software Developer
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$110,000
$110,000
06/23/2020
Lead Software Developer
Lead Software Developer
05/27/2020
05/27/2020
$114,785
$114,785
05/27/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Lead Software Developer/C#/Ruby
Lead Software Developer/C#/Ruby
Lead Software Developer/C#/Ruby
05/22/2020
05/22/2020
$130,000
$130,000
05/22/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Lead Software Developer
Lead Software Developer
Lead Software Developer
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$140,000
$140,000
04/20/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior/Lead Software Developer
Senior/Lead Software Developer
Senior/Lead Software Developer
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$125,000
$125,000
04/20/2020
Port of Seattle
Port of Seattle
Lead Software Developer-Salesforce
Lead Software Developer-Salesforce
Lead Software Developer-Salesforce
02/28/2020
02/28/2020
$100,992
$100,992
02/28/2020
Lead Software Developer (Banking Industry)
Lead Software Developer (Banking Industry)
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$150,000
$150,000
02/26/2020
Workbridge Associates
Workbridge Associates
Lead Software Developer
Lead Software Developer
Lead Software Developer
01/28/2020
01/28/2020
$150,000
$150,000
01/28/2020
Lead Software Developer
Lead Software Developer
01/25/2020
01/25/2020
$90,000
$90,000
01/25/2020
Lead Software Developer
Lead Software Developer
01/21/2020
01/21/2020
$150,000
$150,000
01/21/2020