Principal Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer is Rs 1,515,408 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 847,731 - Rs 2,682,403
Rs 850K
Rs 2M
Rs 3M
MEDIAN: Rs 1,515,407

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XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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Rs 847,731 - Rs 2,682,403  
Rs 19,574 - Rs 347,517  
Profit Sharing
Rs 10,067 - Rs 782,971  
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 888,078 - Rs 2,886,092  
Country: India | Currency: INR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,084
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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 Salaries

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National Average
Rs 1,597,000

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Visual C / C++
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Rs 1,597,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 165 votes.


7 %
93 %

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%