Average Principal Software Engineer with Database Skills Salary

$132,251
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$11,213
Bonus
$9,678
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with Database skills is $132,251.
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MEDIAN $132,251
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Salary
$99k - $166k
Bonus
$2k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $21k
Total Pay
$101k - $181k

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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, 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 $106,823 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Principal Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,200 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,266 based on 188 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $140,412.
Employees with Principal Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.4% more) and Redwood City, California (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (13.4% less), Salt Lake City, Utah (1.3% less) and Irvine, California (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 354 survey responses.
Early Career
4.0%
Mid Career
17.2%
Experienced
53.1%
Late Career
25.7%