Principal Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer is Rs 1,460,666 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS, C, Linux, C++, and Visual C / C++.

Rs 825,046 - Rs 2,580,429
Rs 830K
Rs 2M
Rs 3M
MEDIAN: Rs 1,460,665

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Rs 0Rs 1MRs 2MRs 3M
Rs 825,046 - Rs 2,580,429  
Rs 10,429 - Rs 335,008  
Profit Sharing
Rs 9,839 - Rs 685,100  
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).
Rs 868,552 - Rs 2,757,570  
Country: India | Currency: INR | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,055

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What is it like working as a Principal Software Engineer?

Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore:
"Great Company To Work."
Pros: Work on latest technology and software product development, good compensation and benefits.
Cons: Little bit of politics sometimes results in undeserving people getting promoted and rewarded. Engineers have a little say in management's decisions.

Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore:
"Principal Software Engineer"
Pros: Excellent responsibilities of heading the team to meeting product deliverable s and organizational goals
Cons: No areas that are considered as bad

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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

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National Average
Rs 1,539,000

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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Visual C / C++
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Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
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National Average
Rs 1,539,000

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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.


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92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 9%