How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in Baltimore, MD?

Updated Jul 23, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$150,643 /yr
Average Base Pay

107 salaries

$111K

Low

$151K

Average

$204K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$8,791Range$2,228 - $34,687
The average salary for Principal Software Engineer is $150,643 per year in Baltimore, MD Area. Salaries estimates are based on 107 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees in Baltimore, MD Area.

Seniority Levels

L5
Principal Software Engineer$150,643 /yr
L6
Phd Software Engineer$102,744 /yr
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Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Principal Software Engineer

$119,586

 /yr
Range: $91K - $172K
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$91K

$172K

$91,303 - $172,330 Range

AOL
3.9

AOL

Principal Software Engineer

$128,549

 /yr
Range: $119K - $134K

$119K

$134K

$119,317 - $134,403 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.9

Raytheon Technologies

Principal Software Engineer

$163,516

 /yr
Range: $138K - $185K

$138K

$185K

$137,542 - $184,662 Range

General Dynamics Information Technology
3.8

General Dynamics Information Technology

Principal Software Engineer

$143,898

 /yr
Range: $142K - $145K

$142K

$145K

$142,465 - $145,271 Range

Parsons Corporation
3.9

Parsons Corporation

Principal Software Engineer

$157,858

 /yr
Range: $148K - $173K

$148K

$173K

$148,207 - $173,477 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Principal Software Engineer

$142,539

 /yr
Range: $143K - $211K

$143K

$211K

$142,539 - $211,196 Range

BAE Systems USA
3.8

BAE Systems USA

Principal Software Engineer

$148,491

 /yr
Range: $142K - $162K

$142K

$162K

$142,294 - $162,086 Range

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T. Rowe Price
3.9

T. Rowe Price

Principal Software Engineer

$173,896

 /yr
Range: $166K - $174K

$166K

$174K

$166,063 - $173,896 Range

ZeroFOX
3.9

ZeroFOX

Principal Software Engineer

$153,500

 /yr
Range: $150K - $160K

$150K

$160K

$149,589 - $160,243 Range

Masterpeace Solutions
4.8

Masterpeace Solutions

Principal Software Engineer

$180,895

 /yr
Range: $175K - $221K

$175K

$221K

$174,871 - $220,759 Range

Leidos
3.9

Leidos

Principal Software Engineer
About 

$140K -$252K

$140K

$252K

$139,974 - $251,528 Range

Ciena
4.2

Ciena

Principal Software Engineer
About 

$139K -$173K

$139K

$173K

$139,116 - $173,084 Range

KeyW
4

KeyW

Principal Software Engineer
About 

$145K -$172K

$145K

$172K

$144,521 - $172,204 Range

Praxis Engineering
4.6

Praxis Engineering

Principal Software Engineer
About 

$182K -$217K

$182K

$217K

$182,244 - $217,293 Range

Next Century
4.8

Next Century

Principal Software Engineer
About 

$185K -$210K

$185K

$210K

$185,235 - $209,947 Range

Scientific Systems and Software International
3.1

Scientific Systems and Software International

Principal Software Engineer
About 

$71K -$77K

$71K

$77K

$71,416 - $77,208 Range

Anthem Engineering
4.6

Anthem Engineering

Principal Software Engineer
About 

$171K -$244K

$171K

$244K

$170,991 - $244,280 Range

Nissint Technologies
5

Nissint Technologies

Principal Software Engineer - Hourly
About 

$100 -$118

 hourly

$100

$118

$100 - $118 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Principal Software Engineer
About 

$130K -$140K

$130K

$140K

$130,451 - $139,847 Range

CSC
3.8

CSC

Principal Software Engineer
About 

$129K -$141K

$129K

$141K

$128,903 - $140,777 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Software Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $150,643 per year in Baltimore, MD Area. Salaries estimates are based on 107 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Software Engineer employees in Baltimore, MD Area.

The highest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD Area is $203,782 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD Area is $111,361 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Principal Software Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Principal Software Engineer.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent principal software engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$165,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $165,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$149,800
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $149,800 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$172,330
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $172,330 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$220,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $220,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$149,589
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $149,589 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
Company - Private
$153,500
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $153,500 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
Company - Private
$213,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $213,000 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$152,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $152,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$109,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer reported making $109,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1k profit sharing
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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