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Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer is $114,341 per year.

$87,702 - $141,223
(Median)
$88K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $114,340
10%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$87,702 - $141,223  
   
Bonus
$2,011 - $19,776  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $12,580  
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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$91,075 - $152,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 711

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Database
up arrow 9%

JavaScript
up arrow 8%

Web Development
up arrow 8%

Software Architecture
up arrow 7%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 3%

Software Development
up arrow 2%

ASP.NET
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$120,000

.NET
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 3%

C
up arrow 4%

C++
up arrow 5%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 4%
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