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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$116,155 USD

£91,804 GBP
New York City

$127,000 USD

$82,000 USD

£64,809 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Lead Developer / United States

Average salary for Lead Developer / United States is $116,155 USD per year. The most typical earning is $82,000 USD. All data are based on 77 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $125,300 USD. Women receive a salary of $95,500 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $118,500 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $117,100 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 2-4 Years of experience receive salary of $140,000 USD. Employees with 12-16 Years of experience receive $132,600 USD.

Levels / Lead Developer / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
0 n/a
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
0 n/a
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
0 n/a
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
0 n/a
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
0 n/a
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
1 100%
1.3%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
0 n/a
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
0 n/a
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
3 98.7%
3.9%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
2 94.81%
2.6%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
4 92.21%
5.19%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
8 87.01%
10.39%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
2 76.62%
2.6%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
5 74.03%
6.49%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
4 67.53%
5.19%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
6 62.34%
7.79%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
1 54.55%
1.3%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
7 53.25%
9.09%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
3 44.16%
3.9%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
5 40.26%
6.49%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
2 33.77%
2.6%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
5 31.17%
6.49%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
2 24.68%
2.6%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
2 22.08%
2.6%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
2 19.48%
2.6%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
6 16.88%
7.79%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
1 9.09%
1.3%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
1 7.79%
1.3%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
1 6.49%
1.3%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
1 5.19%
1.3%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 3.9%
1.3%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
2 2.6%
2.6%

Gender / Lead Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 52 $125,300 USD
2 Women 9 $95,500 USD

Education / Lead Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 28 $118,500 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 33 $117,100 USD
3 Some College 12 $114,700 USD
4 High School 2 $112,500 USD
5 Doctorate Degree 2 $80,600 USD

Experience / Lead Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 2-4 Years 1 $140,000 USD
2 12-16 Years 16 $132,600 USD
3 16-20 Years 12 $127,700 USD
4 20+ Years 15 $123,400 USD
5 8-12 Years 21 $103,900 USD
6 4-8 Years 11 $94,300 USD
7 1-2 Years 1 $80,000 USD

Age / Lead Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 41-45 10 $141,600 USD
2 36-40 16 $127,400 USD
3 31-35 18 $120,400 USD
4 66-70 1 $120,000 USD
5 51-55 3 $115,000 USD
6 46-50 2 $115,000 USD
7 56-60 2 $105,600 USD
8 26-30 7 $98,500 USD
9 n/a 16 $98,000 USD
10 21-25 2 $80,000 USD

Work Type / Lead Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 3 $165,000 USD
2 Contract 10 $146,000 USD
3 Permanent 64 $109,200 USD

States / Lead Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Colorado 2 $207,500 USD
2 Michigan 1 $145,000 USD
3 Florida 2 $140,000 USD
4 California 12 $132,700 USD
5 Rhode Island 1 $130,000 USD
6 Tennessee 1 $130,000 USD
7 Massachusetts 5 $125,200 USD
8 New York State 7 $120,900 USD
9 Ohio 1 $120,000 USD
10 North Carolina 2 $119,000 USD
11 Maryland 1 $117,400 USD
12 Illinois 5 $116,100 USD
13 Texas 12 $115,300 USD
14 Georgia 3 $110,000 USD
15 Washington State 3 $107,000 USD
16 Idaho 2 $105,000 USD
17 Virginia 1 $103,000 USD
18 Pennsylvania 2 $101,000 USD
19 Arizona 2 $93,600 USD
20 Kentucky 1 $90,000 USD
21 Nebraska 1 $80,000 USD
22 New Mexico 1 $80,000 USD
23 Utah 1 $80,000 USD
24 New Jersey 2 $79,000 USD
25 Missouri 1 $76,000 USD
26 Arkansas 1 $75,000 USD
27 New Hampshire 1 $68,000 USD
28 North Dakota 1 $50,000 USD

Cities / Lead Developer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Amarillo 1 $245,000 USD
2 Denver 2 $207,500 USD
3 Tampa 1 $160,000 USD
4 San Francisco 7 $159,100 USD
5 Raleigh 1 $148,000 USD
6 Detroit 1 $145,000 USD
7 Providence 1 $130,000 USD
8 Memphis 1 $130,000 USD
9 Houston 1 $130,000 USD
10 New York City 5 $127,000 USD
11 Boston 5 $125,200 USD
12 Orlando 1 $120,000 USD
13 Cincinnati 1 $120,000 USD
14 San Diego 1 $120,000 USD
15 Baltimore 1 $117,400 USD
16 Chicago 5 $116,100 USD
17 --Other-- 2 $115,000 USD
18 Rochester 1 $115,000 USD
19 Dallas 4 $111,300 USD
20 Atlanta 3 $110,000 USD
21 San Antonio 1 $110,000 USD
22 Arlington 1 $110,000 USD
23 Seattle 3 $107,000 USD
24 Boise 2 $105,000 USD
25 Richmond 1 $103,000 USD
26 Philadelphia 2 $101,000 USD
27 Irving 1 $100,000 USD
28 Santa Ana 1 $100,000 USD
29 Buffalo, United States 1 $96,000 USD
30 Phoenix 2 $93,600 USD
31 Sacramento 2 $90,900 USD
32 Charlotte 1 $90,000 USD
33 Louisville 1 $90,000 USD
34 Plano 1 $81,100 USD
35 Austin 2 $81,000 USD
36 Lincoln 1 $80,000 USD
37 Albuquerque 1 $80,000 USD
38 Salt Lake City 1 $80,000 USD
39 Newark 2 $79,000 USD
40 Los Angeles 1 $77,000 USD
41 St. Louis 1 $76,000 USD
42 Little Rock 1 $75,000 USD
43 Manchester, United States 1 $68,000 USD
44 Fargo, North Dakota 1 $50,000 USD

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Posted 04 September 2022

What I do?

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City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tampa Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $160,000 USD

20/21  Primary Developer (Man)
Posted 21 February 2022

What I do?

"Develop mobile apps, desktop apps, websites, services, and apis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston High School 8-12 Years Expert $150,000 USD

19/21  Lead Application Developer (Man)
Posted 28 December 2021

What I do?

"AWS JAVA."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $140,000 USD

18/21  Lead Full-stack Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 12 July 2021

What I do?

"C#, Project lead, IIS, Web."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Providence Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $130,000 USD

17/21  Senior Data Scientist (Woman)
Posted 10 July 2021

What I do?

"Prediction, Programming, Data Engineering."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $150,000 USD

16/21  Lead SDA (Man)
Posted 17 February 2021

What I do?

"Microsoft. NET. Web Development. SQL Server."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 20+ Years n/a $135,000 USD

15/21  Lead Developer And CTO (Woman)
Posted 23 October 2020

What I do?

"Frontend development, backend development, devops."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 1-2 Years n/a $80,000 USD

14/21  Senior Consultant (Man)
Posted 29 September 2020

What I do?

"Scala akka consulting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $190,000 USD

13/21  Program Lead (Man)
Posted 17 June 2020

What I do?

"C#, Project Estimation, Contracts, Software Architect."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $130,000 USD

12/21  Mobile Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 12 January 2020

What I do?

"How to program mobile applications, start and execute projects and work with a software development team."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

11/21  Lead Product Designer (Man)
Posted 20 October 2019

What I do?

"I lead product design and software architecture for large reputable enterprise companies."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $140,000 USD

10/21  Consultant (Man)
Posted 05 July 2019

What I do?

"Build financial software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Some College 20+ Years n/a $250,000 USD

9/21  Data Scientist (Man)
Posted 28 June 2019

What I do?

"Statistics, math, and programming."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $150,000 USD

8/21  Devops (Woman)
Posted 22 May 2019

What I do?

"Devops related activities."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Charlotte Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $90,000 USD

7/21  Sr. Developer (Man)
Posted 08 January 2019

What I do?

"Sr. Developer development and support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Irving Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $100,000 USD

6/21  Associate Lead Software Engineer (Woman)
Posted 16 December 2018

What I do?

"Consulting, Reports development, Special projects."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $117,400 USD

5/21  Project Admin (Man)
Posted 29 November 2018

What I do?

"Design and implement novel systems."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $265,000 USD

4/21  Application Architect (Man)
Posted 30 July 2018

What I do?

"Architect and lead software development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $145,000 USD

3/21  Lead Developer (Man)
Posted 07 March 2018

What I do?

"I am a Integration Lead working Tesoro with web methods, Cloud Integration."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Antonio Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $110,000 USD

2/21  Senior Network Programmer (Man)
Posted 21 September 2017

What I do?

"Full stack web development and linux server management. Continuous integration and continuous deployment. DevOps."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond Some College 16-20 Years n/a $103,000 USD

1/21  Engineer (Woman)
Posted 06 August 2017

What I do?

"Your advice to others - what does it take and which core skills you need to be successful at this job?."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lincoln Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD


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