The average salary for an Entry-Level Principal Software Engineer is $109,907 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Java, Python, and Software Development.

$82,761 - $144,020
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$82,761 - $144,020  
   
Bonus
$1,010 - $20,053  
Profit Sharing
$7,350  
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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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$83,760 - $154,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Principal Software Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara:
"Family Life is important."
Don't forget enjoying your family life and being thankful to the Almighty among all the races to excel, pseudo stress builders to be the best, stress to prove yourself to be the right always. Learn to ignore others' mistakes. Give your family importance over your work. WORK NEVER ENDS.

Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco:
"Learn to be a team player and also a leader at the same time."
Learn to be a team player and also a leader at the same time.

Principal Software Engineer in Dallas:
"How Is As Important As What You Do."
Success at Intuit requires senior technologists to have strong soft skills, and how you do your job is just as important as what you accomplish.

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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 11%

Software Development
up arrow 10%

Python
up arrow 10%

Software Architecture
up arrow 2%

Database
up arrow 2%

National Average
$114,000

C programming Language
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 9%

C#
up arrow 12%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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