The job of a team leader is to get results from the team. In order to achieve this objective, the professional needs to have strong leadership skills, communication skills and the ability to motivate teammates to perform to the best of their abilities. It is also the team leader’s responsibility to form strategies and set goals so that the team gets a direction to work at. Besides, the team leader needs to ensure that the team works with thorough professionalism and that there is strong unity among the team members at all times. He or she should be able to identify signs of discord in the team and take measures to eliminate negativity.

Essentially, the team leader is the person who ensures that the team delivers results of the required quality within the required time frame and without exceeding the stipulated budgets. In India, team leaders are paid well. In addition to their regular salary, they get bonuses when they obtain targets. Given here is an overview of team leader salary based on different criteria.

Team Leader Salary Based on Industry

Industry / Department Salary / median
Human resource Rs 214547 – Rs 971957/ Rs 420850
Call center Rs 246888 – Rs 608645
IT companies Rs 422580 – 1761685 / Rs 846512
SQA (Software Quality Assurance) Rs 480600 – Rs 1351811 / Rs 861512

Salary of Team Leaders Based on Their Educational Qualifications

Educational qualification Salary
Bachelor's Degree Rs 236561 – Rs 729188
Master of Business Administration Rs 278760 – Rs 690477
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Accounting & Finance Rs 163406 – Rs 714900
Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) Computer Science (CS) Rs 339353 – Rs 968595
Associate's Degree Rs 344000 – Rs 660000
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Tech / BE) Rs 406946 – Rs 973584
Master of Commerce (MCom) Accounting & Finance Rs 358839 – Rs 614147
Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) Mathematics Rs 343741 – Rs 537169
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Rs 202821 – Rs 581804
Bachelor of Arts (BA) English Language Rs 325000 – Rs 589000
Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) Physics Rs 349714 – Rs 492500
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) Electronics & Communications Rs 272000 – Rs 958000
Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) Chemistry Rs 288000 – Rs 460000

Team Leader Salary Based on Employer

Company Salary
Infosys Rs 559591 – Rs 1012812
Accenture Rs 640674 – Rs 1560936
Wipro Rs 503353 – Rs 1051277
HCL Rs 469783 – Rs 1111029
TCS Rs 541282 – Rs 1073620

Team Leader (IT) Salary based on Experience

Experience Salary
1 – 4 years Rs 192949 – Rs 719229
5 – 9 years Rs 474261 – Rs 1202630
10 – 19 years Rs 464670 – Rs 1564715

Team Leader (IT) Salary based on City

City Salary
Bangalore Karnataka Rs 471906 – Rs 1294111
Pune Maharashtra Rs 547299 – Rs 1292109
Chennai Tamil Nadu Rs 419743 – Rs 1092123
Mumbai Maharashtra Rs 296859 – Rs 1205137
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Rs 475392 – Rs 1423537
Gurgaon Haryana Rs 473924 – Rs 1359782
Noida Uttar Pradesh Rs 306386 – Rs 1107378

Team Leader Salary Based on Certification (IT Industry)

Certification of Team Leaders Salary
SCJP (Sun certified Java Programmer) Rs 595146 – Rs 1260551
MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) Rs 296638 – Rs 1213282
ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Rs 374995 – Rs 1325902
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Rs 217007 – Rs 1215608
PMP (Project Management Professional) Rs 541171 – Rs 1702962
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) Rs 389417 – Rs 1061683
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) Rs 269619 – Rs 1761685
SCWCD (Sun Certified Web Component Developer) Rs 663421 – Rs 1253673
OCP (Oracle Certified Professional) Rs 381698 – Rs 1123415
Project Management Certificate Rs 436311 – Rs 1167986

Team leaders enjoy excellent growth potential in India. With the right kind of skills and with experience, they can scale to higher posts of management and administration in the company.