Software Engineer Lead Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$110,000
$85,000
Min 10%
$110,000
Median 50%
$142,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Mountain View, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a software engineer lead make?
Software Engineers Lead in America make an average salary of $110,500 per year or $53.13 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $85,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $142,000. Technology companies and Finance companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The top 5 states when it comes to Software Engineer Lead salaries are California, Washington, New York, Virginia, and Massachusetts. The typical tenure for a Software Engineer Lead is 3.5 years.

Average Software Engineer Lead Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Software Engineer Lead in the United States is $110,500 per year or $53.13 per hour. Software Engineers Lead make the most in Mountain View, CA at about $150,103 per year. The Mountain View, CA average entry-level salary for Software Engineers Lead is $107,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Software Engineer Lead salaries are California, Washington, New York, Virginia, and Massachusetts. North Dakota, Mississippi, West Virginia, South Dakota, and Wyoming are the lowest earners.

Map of Software Engineer Lead Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Software Engineer Lead Salary By Company

Software Engineer Lead jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Technology companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Microsoft and LendingClub are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Green Dot and Google report highly competitive salaries for Software Engineers Lead.
Company
Average Salary
$171,801
$172k
$162,698
$163k
$162,177
$162k
$148,164
$148k
$147,796
$148k

Average Software Engineer Lead Pay By Industry

Wages for Software Engineers Lead can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Media companies, Finance companies, and Technology companies pay their Software Engineers Lead well. Media companies pay Software Engineers Lead an average salary of $128,403, Finance companies pay $121,152, and Technology companys come in at $106,795. The types of companies that pay Software Engineers Lead the least are in the Manufacturing industry, where the average annual salary is $98,269.
Industry
Average Salary
Media
Media
$128,403
$128k
Finance
Finance
$121,152
$121k
Technology
Technology
$106,795
$107k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$98,269
$98k

Software Engineer Lead Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Software Engineer Lead Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Software Engineer Lead can range from $69,689 to $174,669 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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