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Principal Software Engineer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

A Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $122,033 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
$98,891 - $142,904
(Median)
$99K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $122,033
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$98,891 - $142,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,749  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $19,866  
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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$101,780 - $154,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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

C++
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 5%

Spring
up arrow 5%

C
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 4%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 3%

Software Architecture
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 1%

Software Development
0%

Database
0%

National Average
$129,000

HTML
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Java/J2EE
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 3%