An Experienced Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $129,033 per year.

$106,986 - $145,048
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MEDIAN: $129,033
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$106,986 - $145,048  
   
Bonus
$6,500 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,993 - $19,392  
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$114,046 - $158,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
072
10-19 years
73%
20 years or more
27%
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
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C++
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C programming Language
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UNIX
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C
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$137,000

Software Architecture
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Software Development
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 4%

Java/J2EE
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SQL
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 6%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 7%

C#
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 99%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 1%
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