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Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Experienced Principal Software Engineer is $121,673 per year.
Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary (?
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$96,614 - $150,341
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $121,673
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Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary (?
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$42.97 - $81.17
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$96,614 - $150,341  
   
Bonus
$1,012 - $20,252  
Profit Sharing
$987 - $12,356  
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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$99,517 - $162,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,824
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$42.97 - $81.17  
   
Overtime
$47.85 - $83.78  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,012 - $20,252  
   
Profit Sharing
$987 - $12,356  
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).
)
$99,517 - $162,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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National Average
$128,000
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Dallas
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Denver
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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
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C
up arrow 3%
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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JavaScript
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Java
up arrow 2%
Software Architecture
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Java/J2EE
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Database
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C++
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Software Development
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Web Development
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UNIX
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National Average
$128,000
SQL
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C#
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.NET
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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