$120,530
Avg. Salary
$70.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,740

Bonus

$4,250

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer with ASP.NET Framework skills is $70.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Principal Software Engineer with ASP.NET Framework skills is $120,530 per year.

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$65.74
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$70.00
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$88.86
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$94k
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$149k
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MEDIAN $120,530
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MEDIAN: $120,530
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$0$157K
Salary $94,232 - $148,527
Bonus $1,946 - $19,755
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$96,830 - $157,935
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $70.00
Overtime $101
Annual Data $0$157K
Bonus $1,946 - $19,755
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$96,830 - $157,935
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for Principal Software Engineer

Principal software engineers are in charge of most of the technical aspects of an organization's projects. You could consider them to be architects of sorts given the vast scope of work they do on a regular basis. Their primary function is being able to scale projects efficiently while maximizing performance and minimizing costs. They can also oversee development teams and coordinate strategies to make sure the technologies are interconnected and product lines are working smoothly. Most of the time, principal software engineers work on making sure standards are being followed when it comes to design, application requirements and proper maintenance. They also evaluate systems and networks to ensure all procedures are running correctly. A high degree of mathematics and engineering knowledge is needed to manage large scale business tasks. Principal software engineers use a computer (or computers) due to the complex data they process when making calculations and modifying strategy plans. The majority of their work is done indoors, with the exception being when they need to modify hardware controls and settings outdoors. As stated earlier, while principal software engineers supervise programmers and designers among other professionals to finish a project on time, they also have to respond to the IT managers in a given organization. It is essential that principal software engineers be proficient at building websites, troubleshooting code and improving the performance of existing programs. They also need to be excellent team players and able to handle stress well in addition to having an extensive knowledge of several programming languages. A bachelor's degree in computer science is usually the minimum educational requirement needed to become a principal software engineer, although a (CSDP) Certified Software Development Professional certification along with hands-on experience in a previous position is generally preferred. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

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.

Principal Software Engineer Job Listings

Key Stats for Principal Software Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
63%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$126,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
63%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 6%