Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer is $111,827 per year. A skill in Software Architecture is associated with high pay for this job.
Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$86,344 - $139,329
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$86,344 - $139,329  
   
Bonus
$2,024 - $19,139  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $14,453  
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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$89,722 - $150,113  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 581
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Mountain View
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Seattle
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San Jose
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Austin
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Irvine
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Boston
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National Average
$118,000
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Houston
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Software Architecture
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JavaScript
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Database
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Java/J2EE
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HTML
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Software Development
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SQL
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Java
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Linux
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UNIX
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National Average
$118,000
C#
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.NET
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C
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C++
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 4%
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