How much does a Lead Developer make?

Updated Jun 13, 2021

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$111,589 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,404 salaries

$80K

Low

$112K

Average

$156K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Lead Developer is $111,589 in United States. Filter by location to see Lead Developer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 1,404 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lead Developer employees.

Seniority Levels

L4
Lead Software Developer$115,249 /yr
L5
Principal Software Developer$139,383 /yr
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Headstrong
3.5

Headstrong

Lead Developer

$102,927

 /yr
Range: $75K - $148K
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$75K

$148K

$74,944 - $147,506 Range

BNY Mellon
3.5

BNY Mellon

Lead Developer

$94,825

 /yr
Range: $74K - $143K

$74K

$143K

$73,514 - $142,893 Range

Office Depot
3.1

Office Depot

Lead Developer

$124,544

 /yr
Range: $112K - $131K

$112K

$131K

$111,641 - $130,852 Range

IBM
3.9

IBM

Lead Developer

$95,608

 /yr
Range: $85K - $190K

$85K

$190K

$84,620 - $190,329 Range

Epsilon
3.7

Epsilon

Lead Developer

$126,439

 /yr
Range: $105K - $152K

$105K

$152K

$105,487 - $152,273 Range

Nagarro
4

Nagarro

Lead Developer

$96,338

 /yr
Range: $85K - $109K

$85K

$109K

$85,296 - $108,642 Range

American Express
4.2

American Express

Lead Developer

$109,511

 /yr
Range: $98K - $133K

$98K

$133K

$98,240 - $132,594 Range

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Countrywide Home Loans
3.1

Countrywide Home Loans

Lead Developer

$132,698

 /yr
Range: $120K - $153K

$120K

$153K

$120,081 - $152,530 Range

Iris Software
4

Iris Software

Lead Developer

$101,865

 /yr
Range: $102K - $143K

$102K

$143K

$101,865 - $142,821 Range

Vitech Systems Group
3.5

Vitech Systems Group

Lead Developer

$134,403

 /yr
Range: $98K - $183K

$98K

$183K

$97,784 - $182,727 Range

Tata Consultancy Services
3.9

Tata Consultancy Services

Lead Developer

$99,955

 /yr
Range: $75K - $132K

$75K

$132K

$74,795 - $131,596 Range

SLK Group
3.5

SLK Group

Lead Developer

$75,975

 /yr
Range: $76K - $86K

$76K

$86K

$75,914 - $85,626 Range

FINRA
3.9

FINRA

Lead Developer

$144,123

 /yr
Range: $122K - $159K

$122K

$159K

$121,641 - $159,009 Range

TransUnion
4

TransUnion

Lead Developer

$112,600

 /yr
Range: $99K - $144K

$99K

$144K

$98,993 - $144,344 Range

Woolpert
4.4

Woolpert

Lead Developer

$118,020

 /yr
Range: $89K - $134K

$89K

$134K

$88,776 - $133,686 Range

athenahealth
4.2

athenahealth

Lead Developer

$157,237

 /yr
Range: $123K - $201K

$123K

$201K

$123,073 - $201,084 Range

J.P. Morgan
4

J.P. Morgan

Lead Developer

$157,658

 /yr
Range: $113K - $202K

$113K

$202K

$112,608 - $201,644 Range

Genpact
3.8

Genpact

Lead Developer

$104,329

 /yr
Range: $91K - $138K

$91K

$138K

$91,471 - $137,989 Range

The Washington Post
4.4

The Washington Post

Lead Developer

$141,250

 /yr
Range: $116K - $153K

$116K

$153K

$116,461 - $153,152 Range

Merkle
3.8

Merkle

Lead Developer

$139,145

 /yr
Range: $105K - $884K

$105K

$884K

$105,180 - $884,222 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Lead Developer salaries

The average salary for a Lead Developer is $111,589 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 1404 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lead Developer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Lead Developer in United States is $156,247 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Developer in United States is $79,696 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lead developer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$100,000
per year
A Lead Software Developer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
$5k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$85,000
per year
A Lead Developer in the Boise, ID Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Boise, ID Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$101,000
per year
A Lead Software Developer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $101,000 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$110,000
per year
A Lead Developer in the Providence, RI Area area reported making $110,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Providence, RI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$168,000
per year
A Lead Developer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $168,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$140,000
per year
A Lead Software Developer in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$64,000
per year
A Lead Software Developer in the Lincoln, NE Area area reported making $64,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Lincoln, NE Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$98,000
per year
A Lead Developer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $98,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$14
hourly
A Lead Developer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
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