How much does a Software Development Lead make? The average Software Development Lead salary is $98,861 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $85,093 and $119,358. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Software Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and support of software solutions. Associates in this position must be experienced in advanced programming ...
CarMax - 46 days ago
Lead development for an industry leader At CarMax, we want to disrupt our industry by empowering customers to buy a car on their own terms. As Lead Software Developer you will be at the forefront of ...
CarMax - 40 days ago
TEKsystems - Virginia Beach , VA
The Lead Service Development Engineer will provide technical and team leadership through coaching ... Extensive experience designing and developing enterprise grade software with security best practice ...
TEKsystems - West Coast - 67 days ago
... Senior Software Engineer, Lead Software Developer, Lead Software Engineer, or equivalent ... with Agile Development Processes - Bachelors degree or Masters in Computer Science/Computer ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 47 days ago
Capital One - Richmond , VA
Software Engineer (Python, AWS, Ansible) Do you want to work for a tech company that writes its own ... development tools and technologies - Lead the craftsmanship, availability, resilience, and ...
Capital One - 14 days ago
Capital One - Richmond , VA
Lead Software Engineer - IAM As a Capital One Lead Software Engineer (Sr Manager), you'll have a ... At least 2 years of cloud development experience * At least 2 years of experience in Web and ...
Capital One - 42 days ago

Software Development Lead Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Software Development Lead between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Software Development Lead in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $123,577
Washington, DC $110,052
Miami, FL $96,242
Chicago, IL $104,881
Boston, MA $111,387
New York, NY $118,930
Dallas, TX $98,219
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Average Base Salary

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Average Total Cash Compensation

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What is the average salary for Software Development Lead in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Software Development Lead in the United States. The base salary for Software Development Lead ranges from $85,093 to $119,358 with the average base salary of $98,861. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $86,756 to $122,109 with the average total cash compensation of $99,050.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $98,861 $85,093 - $119,358
Bonus $188 $1,663 - $2,751
Total Pay $99,050 $86,756 - $122,109
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
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What's the difference between Software Development Team Lead and Software Development Lead?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Software Development Lead is $98,861, and the average salary of Software Development Team Lead is $104,647. The average salary of Software Development Team Lead is higher than Software Development Lead. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
I am a Software Development Lead, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Software Development Lead. a Software Development Lead Salary in New Britain, CT is $106,771 as of October 28, 2020; a Software Development Lead Salary in Barnstable, MA is $104,251 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Software Development Lead vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Software Development Lead?
Salary ranges for a Software Development Lead can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
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Last Update: October 28, 2020