Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer is $120,727 per year.

$94,512 - $152,281
$95K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $120,727
10%
50%
90%

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$57.50 - $80.00
$75
MEDIAN: $75.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$94,512 - $152,281  
   
Bonus
$2,483 - $20,100  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,271  
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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$96,407 - $162,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 490
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$75.00  
   
Overtime
$40.58 - $52.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,483 - $20,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,271  
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).
)
$96,407 - $162,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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National Average: $127,725

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Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
5-9 years
56%
10-19 years
44%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Linux
▲8%

C programming Language
▲5%

▲4%

JavaScript
▲1%

Software Architecture
▼0%

C++ Programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$128,000


ASP.NET
▼4%

C#
▼6%

C
▼6%

SQL
▼6%

Java/J2EE
▼8%

.NET
▼8%

C++
▼9%

C# Programming Language
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 5%