A Principal Software Engineer earns an average salary of C$108,794 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++, C++ Programming Language, C, and Linux.

C$85,964 - C$131,798
(Median)
C$86K
C$110K
C$130K
MEDIAN: C$108,793
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C$85,964 - C$131,798  
   
Bonus
C$690 - C$15,383  
Profit Sharing
C$2,875  
Total Pay (?
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C$87,090 - C$138,392  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
C$112,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 13%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 10%

Linux
up arrow 10%

Java
up arrow 9%

National Average
C$112,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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