Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Lead Software Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$158,459 / yrTotal Pay
$137,345 / yrBase Pay
$21,114 / yrAdditional Pay

$158,459

 / yr
$68K$381K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Lead Software Engineer is $158,459 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $137,345 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 $21,114 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. The typical Lead Software Engineer salary is $137,345. Salaries can range from $67,879 - $380,696. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Lead Software Engineer in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $158,459.

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What are some related job titles for Lead Software Engineer?

Some related job titles are Software Development Manager Salaries with median pay of $181,594, Java Salaries with median pay of $92,113, Senior Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $133,679, Software Architect Salaries with median pay of $170,585.

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EPAM Systems
3.9

EPAM Systems

Lead Software Engineer

$134,003

 /yr
Range: $104K - $197K

$104K

$197K

$104,095 - $197,342 Range

Salesforce
4.5

Salesforce

Lead Software Engineer

$195,075

 /yr
Range: $108K - $292K

$108K

$292K

$107,834 - $292,099 Range

Cadence Design Systems
4.4

Cadence Design Systems

Lead Software Engineer

$150,066

 /yr
Range: $109K - $178K

$109K

$178K

$109,029 - $178,217 Range

Thomson Reuters
3.8

Thomson Reuters

Lead Software Engineer

$128,562

 /yr
Range: $88K - $210K

$88K

$210K

$87,824 - $209,821 Range

GlobalLogic
4.0

GlobalLogic

Lead Software Engineer

$132,084

 /yr
Range: $84K - $176K

$84K

$176K

$84,302 - $175,897 Range

Macy's
3.4

Macy's

Lead Software Engineer

$161,892

 /yr
Range: $101K - $184K

$101K

$184K

$101,200 - $184,431 Range

Capital One
4.2

Capital One

Lead Software Engineer

$159,242

 /yr
Range: $142K - $229K

$142K

$229K

$141,739 - $229,142 Range

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GE Healthcare
4.1

GE Healthcare

Lead Software Engineer

$119,086

 /yr
Range: $98K - $141K

$98K

$141K

$97,888 - $140,939 Range

Optum
3.7

Optum

Lead Software Engineer

$144,960

 /yr
Range: $113K - $173K

$113K

$173K

$112,894 - $172,537 Range

FactSet
4.0

FactSet

Lead Software Engineer

$175,010

 /yr
Range: $140K - $208K

$140K

$208K

$140,258 - $208,316 Range

Deloitte
4.0

Deloitte

Lead Software Engineer

$104,754

 /yr
Range: $83K - $152K

$83K

$152K

$82,573 - $152,429 Range

Impetus Technologies
4.0

Impetus Technologies

Lead Software Engineer

$118,040

 /yr
Range: $95K - $136K

$95K

$136K

$95,231 - $135,651 Range

Cox Automotive
4.1

Cox Automotive

Lead Software Engineer

$149,579

 /yr
Range: $125K - $199K

$125K

$199K

$125,000 - $198,563 Range

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
4.1

$109,074

 /yr
Range: $97K - $134K

$97K

$134K

$97,045 - $133,556 Range

Visa Inc.
4.0

Visa Inc.

Lead Software Engineer

$176,333

 /yr
Range: $147K - $208K

$147K

$208K

$147,113 - $207,884 Range

CME Group
3.8

CME Group

Lead Software Engineer

$144,277

 /yr
Range: $127K - $169K

$127K

$169K

$126,583 - $168,782 Range

NIKE
4.1

NIKE

Lead Software Engineer

$166,007

 /yr
Range: $144K - $188K

$144K

$188K

$144,199 - $187,699 Range

Vista
3.9

Vista

Lead Software Engineer

$160,431

 /yr
Range: $132K - $180K

$132K

$180K

$131,973 - $180,000 Range

Cerner
3.6

Cerner

Lead Software Engineer

$153,262

 /yr
Range: $104K - $184K

$104K

$184K

$104,222 - $184,431 Range

Target
3.7

Target

Lead Software Engineer

$155,281

 /yr
Range: $130K - $212K

$130K

$212K

$129,963 - $212,442 Range

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$152,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Software Engineer Lead with 7 to 9 years of experience

$175,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$17,500/yr

8 days ago by a Lead Software Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$9,000/yr

8 days ago by a Lead Software Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$130,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$15,000/yr

8 days ago by a Lead Software Development Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$13,000

/moAvg Base Salary
Stock Bonus$40,000/mo

9 days ago by a Lead Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$190,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$50,000/yr
Stock Bonus$40,000/yr

9 days ago by a Lead Software Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

$115,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Software Engineering Lead with less than one year of experience

$138,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Lead Software Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

$70

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Lead Software Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Lead Software Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Lead Software Engineer is $133,761 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lead Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5883 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lead Software Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Lead Software Engineer in United States is $176,008 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Software Engineer in United States is $101,654 per year.

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