Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Experienced Principal Software Engineer is $120,313 per year.
Experienced Principal Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$95,350 - $147,879
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $120,312
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Experienced Principal Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$42.67 - $81.56
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $64.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$95,350 - $147,879  
   
Bonus
$979 - $19,916  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,864  
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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$98,650 - $159,792  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,620
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$42.67 - $81.56  
   
Overtime
$40.00 - $79.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$979 - $19,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,864  
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).
)
$98,650 - $159,792  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,620
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Pay Difference By Location
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Mountain View
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Redwood City
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Denver
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Irvine
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$127,000
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Atlanta
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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
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Java
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Java/J2EE
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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JavaScript
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Software Development
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Software Architecture
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Database
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Web Development
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C++
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C
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UNIX
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National Average
$127,000
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: 81% employee benefits None: 3%
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