The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer with Java skills is $132,007 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$103,454 - $163,904
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MEDIAN: $132,006
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$103,454 - $163,904  
   
Bonus
$2,543 - $23,759  
Profit Sharing
$1,943 - $20,100  
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).
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$108,949 - $174,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 523
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$139,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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