Updated Mar 21, 2023

How much does a Lead Software Engineer make in Germany?

Updated Mar 21, 2023



€83,652 / yrTotal Pay
€76,983 / yrBase Pay
€6,670 / yrAdditional Pay


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The estimated total pay for a Lead Software Engineer is €83,652 per year in the Germany area, with an average salary of €76,983 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is €6,670 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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For Lead Software Engineer in Germany

€83,652 /yr
Lead Software Engineer
€104,356 /yr
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For Lead Software Engineer in Germany

Some related job titles are Software Development Manager Salaries with median pay of €107,618, Java Salaries with median pay of €65,914, Software Architect Salaries with median pay of €89,855.

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

Lead Software Engineer pay FAQ in Germany

The national average salary for a Lead Software Engineer is €76,983 per year in Germany. Filter by location to see a Lead Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 303 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lead Software Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Lead Software Engineer in Germany is €96,043 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Software Engineer in Germany is €57,974 per year.

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