Principal Software Engineer Salary

A Principal Software Engineer earns an average salary of C$100,463 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are C++, Linux, C, and Java.

C$76,292 - C$146,168
(Median)
C$76K
C$100K
C$150K
MEDIAN: C$100,463
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C$0C$60KC$120KC$180K
Salary
C$76,292 - C$146,168  
   
Bonus
C$1.03 - C$19,693  
Profit Sharing
C$979 - C$14,295  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$77,291 - C$158,124  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%


National Average
C$107,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 17%

Linux
up arrow 16%

C
up arrow 15%

Java
up arrow 14%

National Average
C$107,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
70%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 4%