Average Principal Software Engineer with Kernel Development Skills Salary

$134,646
Avg. Salary
$17,000
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The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with Kernel Development skills is $134,646.
10%
$102k
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$135k
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$167k
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MEDIAN $134,646
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Salary
$102k - $167k
Bonus
$5k - $20k
Total Pay
$107k - $183k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineer

A mid-career Principal Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $124,800 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 7 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13 survey responses.
Mid Career
46.2%
Experienced
53.8%