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How Much Does a Team Lead Engineer Earn In The United States?

Team Lead Engineer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$109,000
$82,000
$109,000
$145,000
The average team lead engineer makes about $109,950 per year. That's $52.86 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $82,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $145,000. Many of team lead engineers seem to be drawn to technology and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case team lead engineers tend to work at technology, automotive, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, California and Virginia pay team lead engineers the highest salaries.
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Where Team Lead Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where team lead engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Team Lead Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

While a team lead engineer can average a salary of $109,950 per year, or $52.86 per hour, there are many opportunities for team lead engineers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $142,243 per year. Other high-paying locations include McLean, VA, Boston, MA and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $91,000. The highest paying states for team lead engineers include Alaska, California and Virginia. Meanwhile, Kentucky, Indiana, and Iowa offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range113k - 179k$142k$142,243

McLean, VA

Salary Range95k - 141k$116k$116,026

Boston, MA

Salary Range93k - 140k$115k$114,801

New York, NY

Salary Range91k - 138k$113k$112,515

Tempe, AZ

Salary Range89k - 140k$112k$111,988

Houston, TX

Salary Range89k - 136k$111k$110,672

Seattle, WA

Salary Range83k - 123k$102k$101,624

Tulsa, OK

Salary Range83k - 120k$100k$100,392

Warren, MI

Salary Range81k - 117k$98k$97,653

Broomfield, CO

Salary Range80k - 114k$96k$95,878
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High Paying Team Lead Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Team Lead Engineers The Most?

To earn a high income as a team lead engineer, working for Handy & Harman or BP America might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Hess and Squarespace report highly competitive salaries for team lead engineers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Handy & Harman
Salary Range149k - 161k$155k$155,336
BP America
Salary Range135k - 156k$146k$145,579
Hess
Salary Range134k - 156k$145k$145,104
Squarespace
Salary Range134k - 151k$143k$142,661
OSIsoft
Salary Range133k - 151k$142k$142,188
Twitter
Salary Range133k - 150k$142k$141,971
Lockheed Martin
Salary Range128k - 151k$139k$139,464
DoubleVerify
Salary Range129k - 143k$136k$136,334
Grubhub
Salary Range127k - 145k$136k$136,079
Nextdoor
Salary Range128k - 143k$136k$135,763
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    How Experience Affects Team Lead Engineer Salaries

    The salary for a team lead engineer 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.

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