Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Late-Career Principal Software Engineer is $125,396 per year.
Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$100,498 - $153,762
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MEDIAN: $125,396
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Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$44.70 - $88.08
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MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$100,498 - $153,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,991  
Profit Sharing
$1,237 - $14,544  
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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$102,689 - $163,530  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 676
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$44.70 - $88.08  
   
Overtime
$51.38 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,991  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,237 - $14,544  
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).
)
$102,689 - $163,530  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 676
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Pay Difference By Location
Sunnyvale
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Santa Clara
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San Diego
up arrow 11%
Seattle
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Cambridge
up arrow 5%
Minneapolis
up arrow 4%
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National Average
$130,000
Austin
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Dallas
up arrow 5%
Salt Lake City
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Phoenix
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Burlington
up arrow 11%
Nashua
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Atlanta
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 5%
Java
up arrow 2%
Software Architecture
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 2%
C
up arrow 1%
Visual C / C++
up arrow 1%
C++
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National Average
$130,000
Software Development
up arrow 1%
UNIX
up arrow 1%
Database
up arrow 2%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 3%
C#
up arrow 6%
.NET
up arrow 6%
SQL
up arrow 6%
Oracle
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 3%
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