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Average Principal Software Engineer Salary in India

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The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in India is ₹2,263,654.
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What Do Principal Software Engineers Do?

Principal Software Engineer Tasks
  • Design, develop, integrate, test and deploy company's software.
  • Execute product specification, system design, development and system integration.
  • Develop new product concepts and development, deliver product prototypes.
  • Conduct new technology research, concept specification and design of individual software components.
  • Participate in product and program collaboration.

Popular Employer Salaries for Principal Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Principal Software Engineer are from the companies Oracle Corp., Oracle and Dell, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at EMC Corporation where the average pay is ₹2,430,562. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Harman International and Symantec Corporation, earning around ₹2,408,125 and ₹2,211,702, respectively. Pramati Technologies pays the lowest at around ₹1,689,979. Oracle and Dell, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying ₹2,000,000 and ₹2,015,008, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Principal Software Engineers?

Skills in Software Development, Java, Software Architecture, Linux and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineers?

An early career Principal Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₹1,574,604 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Principal Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹1,864,177 based on 342 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹2,449,603 based on 903 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of ₹3,523,725.
Employees with Principal Software Engineer in their job title in Bangalore, Karnataka earn an average of 6.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pune, Maharashtra (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gurgaon, Haryana (17.3% less), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (14.2% less) and Noida, Uttar Pradesh (11.7% less).

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