Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for an Experienced Principal Software Engineer is $124,298 per year.

$96,922 - $154,381
(Median)
$97K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $124,298
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$42.21 - $80.81
(Median)
$42
$65
$81
MEDIAN: $64.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$96,922 - $154,381  
   
Bonus
$1,033 - $20,538  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $14,516  
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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$99,706 - $166,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$42.21 - $80.81  
   
Overtime
$45.96 - $96.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,033 - $20,538  
   
Profit Sharing
$988 - $14,516  
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).
)
$99,706 - $166,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 4%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 1%

Database
up arrow 1%

Software Development
0%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
0%

National Average
$131,000

C++
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Software Architecture
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 4%

C#
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 336 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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