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Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer is $113,525 per year. A skill in JavaScript is associated with high pay for this job.
$86,856 - $140,250
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $113,524
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$86,856 - $140,250  
   
Bonus
$2,012 - $19,551  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $14,617  
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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$90,178 - $151,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 638
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salaries

JavaScript
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Software Architecture
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Web Development
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Java/J2EE
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HTML
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Software Development
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Linux
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SQL
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UNIX
up arrow 2%

Java
0%

National Average
$120,000

.NET
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C#
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C
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C++
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Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 4%