The average pay for an Experienced Principal Software Engineer is $128,953 per year.

$101,583 - $163,446
$100K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $128,953
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$51.52 - $88.01
$52
$71
$88
MEDIAN: $70
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$101,583 - $163,446  
   
Bonus
$2,583 - $23,005  
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $20,030  
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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$105,372 - $175,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,513
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$51.52 - $88.01  
   
Overtime
$45.32 - $100.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,583 - $23,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $20,030  
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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$105,372 - $175,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
10-19 years
83%
20 years or more
17%
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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