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Principal Software Engineer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

A Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $122,580 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$99,341 - $143,099
(Median)
$99K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $122,580
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$99,341 - $143,099  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,899  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $19,727  
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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$102,174 - $154,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212

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Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries



National Average
$129,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Spring
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 5%

C++
up arrow 4%

C
up arrow 4%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 3%

Software Architecture
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Software Development
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 1%

Database
up arrow 1%

National Average
$129,000

Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
0%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 3%