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Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for an Experienced Principal Software Engineer is $122,654 per year.

$97,526 - $151,447
(Median)
$98K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $122,654
10%
50%
90%

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$41.81 - $81.41
(Median)
$42
$64
$81
MEDIAN: $64.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$97,526 - $151,447  
   
Bonus
$1,023 - $20,219  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $14,191  
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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$100,254 - $163,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,024
National Hourly Rate 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$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$41.81 - $81.41  
   
Overtime
$48.41 - $90.00  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,023 - $20,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$973 - $14,191  
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).
)
$100,254 - $163,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 2%

Software Architecture
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 2%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Software Development
up arrow 1%

C++
up arrow 1%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 1%

Database
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Web Development
0%

National Average
$129,000

C#
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 351 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 3%
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