Average Principal Software Engineer with Python Skills Salary

$139,118
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$12,552
Bonus
$6,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with Python skills is $139,118.
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$108k
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MEDIAN $139,118
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Salary
$108k - $178k
Bonus
$4k - $29k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $34k
Total Pay
$111k - $187k

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Job Description for Principal Software Engineer

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.

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Popular Skills for Principal Software Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Linux, C++ Programming Language, Java, Software Architecture and Software Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineer

An early career Principal Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $124,800 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Principal Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $134,012 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,581 based on 174 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $147,241.
Employees with Principal Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Santa Clara, California (9.7% more) and Redwood City, California (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 317 survey responses.
Early Career
3.5%
Mid Career
18.6%
Experienced
54.9%
Late Career
23.0%