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Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer is $113,980 per year. A skill in Database is associated with high pay for this job.

$87,581 - $141,438
(Median)
$88K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $113,980
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$87,581 - $141,438  
   
Bonus
$2,006 - $19,646  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $12,633  
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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$90,822 - $152,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 702

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Database
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JavaScript
up arrow 10%

Web Development
up arrow 9%

Software Architecture
up arrow 7%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 1%

Software Development
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
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 4%