Average Principal Software Engineer Salary at Northrop Grumman Corporation

$120,490
Avg. Salary
$10,000
Bonus
$4,000
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The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation is $120,490.
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$95k
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$120k
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$159k
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What Do Principal Software Engineers Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Principal Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Principal Software Engineer are from the companies Oracle Corp., Oracle and Dell, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $173,264. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Comcast Cable, Inc. and Oracle Corp., earning around $143,990 and $137,735, respectively. BAE Systems Inc. pays the lowest at around $126,667. Dell, Inc. and Oracle also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $132,521 and $135,222, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Principal Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Principal Software Engineers?

A mid-career Principal Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $105,437 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Principal Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,979 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $123,757.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 39 survey responses.
Mid Career
48.7%
Experienced
35.9%
Late Career
15.4%