Average Principal Software Engineer Salary

$140,196
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$108k
MEDIAN
$140k
90%
$180k

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $140,196

Base Salary
$108k - $180k
Bonus
$4k - $28k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $29k
Commission
$0 - $17k
Total Pay
$112k - $196k
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Job Satisfaction for Principal Software Engineer

4 out of 5
(646)
Highly Satisfied
46Reviews
Based on 646 responses, the job of Principal Software Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.99 out of 5. On average, Principal Software Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
92.4%
Female
6.8%
Prefer to self-define
0.8%
This data is based on 1,799 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

95%

Dental

90%

Vision

84%

None

5%