Average Principal Software Engineer with .NET Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with .NET skills is $124,002.
MEDIAN $124,002
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$98k - $152k
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$986 - $12k
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$101k - $163k

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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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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Principal Software Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Principal Software Engineer
Software Architect
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Principal Software Engineer

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

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 $108,736 based on 4 salaries. A mid-career Principal Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,483 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,840 based on 259 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $131,350.
Employees with Principal Software Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 16.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (7.9% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (8.0% less), San Diego, California (5.5% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.1% less).

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