Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Experienced Principal Software Engineer is $120,704 per year.
Experienced Principal Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$95,576 - $148,600
(Median)
96K
120K
140K
MEDIAN: $120,704
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Experienced Principal Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$42.34 - $81.67
(Median)
42
54
65
78
MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$95,576 - $148,600  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $20,031  
Profit Sharing
$308.13 - $12,766  
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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$98,809 - $160,609  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,721
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$42.34 - $81.67  
   
Overtime
$40.27 - $79.55  
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
$1,001 - $20,031  
   
Profit Sharing
$308.13 - $12,766  
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).
)
$98,809 - $160,609  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,721
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Pay Difference By Location

Redmond
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Cambridge
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Denver
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National Average
$127,000
Los Angeles
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Chicago
up arrow 7%
Salt Lake City
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Minneapolis
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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 4%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 3%
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 3%
Linux
up arrow 3%
Java
up arrow 2%
Software Development
up arrow 2%
Software Architecture
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Database
up arrow 2%
Web Development
up arrow 2%
C
up arrow 1%
C++
0%
UNIX
0%
National Average
$127,000
SQL
up arrow 4%
C#
up arrow 5%
.NET
up arrow 7%

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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: 81% employee benefits None: 3%
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