Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Late-Career Principal Software Engineer is $125,660 per year.
Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$100,549 - $153,804
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $125,660
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Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$45.96 - $88.08
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$100,549 - $153,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,066  
Profit Sharing
$1,381 - $10,446  
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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$102,537 - $163,698  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 706
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$45.96 - $88.08  
   
Overtime
$49.32 - $89.09  
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 - $20,066  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,381 - $10,446  
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).
)
$102,537 - $163,698  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 706
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Pay Difference By Location

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Santa Clara
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San Francisco
up arrow 16%
San Diego
up arrow 10%
Seattle
up arrow 7%
Cambridge
up arrow 6%
Philadelphia
up arrow 4%
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$131,000
Austin
up arrow 3%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 6%
Phoenix
up arrow 7%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 11%
Atlanta
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 5%
Java
up arrow 2%
C
up arrow 2%
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 2%
Software Architecture
up arrow 1%
Visual C / C++
up arrow 1%
C++
0%
UNIX
0%
National Average
$131,000
Software Development
up arrow 1%
Database
up arrow 1%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%
C#
up arrow 6%
.NET
up arrow 6%
SQL
up arrow 6%
Oracle
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%
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