Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer is $117,447 per year.

$89,217 - $145,380
(Median)
$89K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $117,446
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Salary
$89,217 - $145,380  
   
Bonus
$1,991 - $19,875  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $12,880  
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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$92,991 - $156,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 811
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National Average: $123,174

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Skills That Affect Principal Software Engineer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 7%

Database
up arrow 6%

Web Development
up arrow 5%

Software Architecture
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 4%

Java
0%

Software Development
0%

ASP.NET
0%

National Average
$123,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 3%

C
up arrow 3%

C++
up arrow 6%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

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