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Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Late-Career Principal Software Engineer is $125,810 per year.
Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary (?
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$100,697 - $154,175
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $125,809
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Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary (?
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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
$100,697 - $154,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,096  
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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$102,713 - $163,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 688
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 - $20,096  
   
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).
)
$102,713 - $163,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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Santa Clara
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San Diego
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Seattle
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Cambridge
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Philadelphia
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$131,000
Austin
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Dallas
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Phoenix
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Pittsburgh
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Burlington
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Atlanta
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Principal Software Engineer Salaries

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