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

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts is $120,663 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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$98,212 - $141,370
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MEDIAN: $120,663
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Salary
$98,212 - $141,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,873  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $20,273  
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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$101,431 - $152,615  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

National Average
$128,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Visual C / C++
up arrow 14%
Software Architecture
up arrow 7%
C++
up arrow 6%
Java
up arrow 5%
C
up arrow 5%
Linux
up arrow 4%
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 3%
Software Development
up arrow 2%
Web Development
up arrow 2%
Database
up arrow 1%
JavaScript
0%
National Average
$128,000
HTML
up arrow 1%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%
C#
up arrow 4%
.NET
up arrow 5%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 28 votes.
Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
37%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 2%
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