Principal Software Engineer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts is $122,570 per year. A skill in Visual C / C++ is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Total Pay (?
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$98,940 - $143,826
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MEDIAN: $122,570
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$98,940 - $143,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,763  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $19,933  
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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$102,288 - $155,034  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

National Average
$130,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Visual C / C++
up arrow 12%
C++
up arrow 6%
Software Architecture
up arrow 6%
Spring
up arrow 5%
Java
up arrow 4%
C
up arrow 3%
Linux
up arrow 2%
JavaScript
up arrow 2%
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 1%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 1%
Web Development
up arrow 1%
Software Development
0%
National Average
$130,000
Database
up arrow 1%
C#
up arrow 6%
.NET
up arrow 7%

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 2%
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