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Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer is $112,911 per year. A skill in JavaScript is associated with high pay for this job.
Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salary (?
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$86,355 - $139,780
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MEDIAN: $112,911
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$86,355 - $139,780  
   
Bonus
$2,018 - $19,487  
Profit Sharing
$985 - $14,795  
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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$89,674 - $150,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 611
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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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Boston
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Austin
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Irvine
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National Average
$119,000
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Principal Software Engineer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 10%
Software Architecture
up arrow 9%
Database
up arrow 9%
Web Development
up arrow 8%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 5%
Software Development
up arrow 3%
Linux
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 2%
Java
up arrow 1%
UNIX
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National Average
$119,000
C#
up arrow 2%
.NET
up arrow 2%
C
up arrow 4%
C++
up arrow 7%
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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