Entry-Level Principal Software Engineer Salary

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 Software Development, Java, and Python.

$81,094 - $145,360
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MEDIAN: $109,907
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Salary
$81,094 - $145,360  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $19,967  
Profit Sharing
$8,700  
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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$82,001 - $155,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Principal Software Engineer Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
43%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Software Development
▲11%

Java
▲11%

Python
▲10%

C programming Language
▲8%

Software Architecture
▲2%

National Average
$114,000

Database
▼1%

C++
▼8%

SQL
▼9%

C#
▼12%

C++ Programming Language
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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