Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Experienced Principal Software Engineer is $121,025 per year.
Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary (?
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$95,713 - $149,062
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $121,025
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Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salary (?
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$42.34 - $81.67
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$95,713 - $149,062  
   
Bonus
$994 - $20,064  
Profit Sharing
$994 - $13,155  
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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$98,963 - $161,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,692
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 (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$994 - $20,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$994 - $13,155  
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).
)
$98,963 - $161,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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$127,000
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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Java/J2EE
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Linux
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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JavaScript
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Java
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Software Development
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Software Architecture
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C
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Database
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Web Development
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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: 82% employee benefits None: 3%