Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in Pittsburgh, PA Area?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$162,181 / yrTotal Pay
$140,946 / yrBase Pay
$21,235 / yrAdditional Pay

$162,181

 / yr
$99K$307K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Principal Software Engineer is $162,181 per year in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area, with an average salary of $140,946 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,235 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Principal Software Engineer?

Some related job titles are Senior Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $137,714, Software Developer Salaries with median pay of $112,998, Engineering Manager Salaries with median pay of $160,808, Lead Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $146,613.

What are total pay estimates for a Principal Software Engineer at different companies in Pittsburgh, PA Area?

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PNC Financial Services Group
3.6
Software Developer Principal6 salaries4,921 open jobs

$136,855

 / yr
BNY Mellon
3.6
Principal Developer6 salaries5,123 open jobs

$145,210

 / yr

$130,750

 / yr
NetApp
4.2
Principal Software Engineer3 salaries724 open jobs

$154,112

 / yr
Inovalon
2.9
Principal Software Engineer3 salaries102 open jobs

$150,751

 / yr

$145,406

 / yr
Westinghouse
3.2
Principal Software Engineer3 salaries540 open jobs

$145,774

 / yr

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Autodesk
4.2
Principal Software Engineer2 salaries817 open jobs

$164,811

 / yr
Cadence Design Systems
4.4
Principal Software Engineer2 salaries997 open jobs

$153,644

 / yr
Ansaldo STS
2.6
Principal Software Engineer2 salaries11 open jobs

$138,137

 / yr
Bentley Systems
3.9
Principal Software Engineer2 salaries186 open jobs

$152,250

 / yr
DICK'S Sporting Goods
3.8
Principal Software Engineer2 salaries4,014 open jobs

$171,518

 / yr
ZOLL Medical
3.5
Principal Software Engineer2 salaries1,076 open jobs

$162,478

 / yr
Truefit
4.3
Principal Software Engineer2 salaries

$163,728

 / yr

$160,413

 / yr
FTI Consulting
4.1
Principal Software Engineer1 salary527 open jobs

$152,988

 / yr

$144,882

 / yr
ViaPath Technologies
3.2
Principal Software Engineer1 salary43 open jobs

$145,504

 / yr
Cboe Global Markets
4.2
Principal Software Engineer1 salary47 open jobs

$153,701

 / yr
Ivalua
3.9
Principal Software Engineer1 salary139 open jobs

$151,140

 / yr
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Recent principal software engineer Salaries in Pittsburgh, PA

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Principal Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 1-3 years

$137,000

/yr

Submitted4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
Principal Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 1-3 years

$118,500

/yr

$106K | $13K

Submitted7 days ago

1-3 years
7 days ago
Principal Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$128,929

/yr

Submitted8 days ago

15+ years
8 days ago
Principal Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$190,949

/yr

$171K | $20K

Submitted11 days ago

15+ years
11 days ago
Principal Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$156,871

/yr

Submitted12 days ago

15+ years
12 days ago
Principal Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 10-14 years

$123,687

/yr

Submitted13 days ago

10-14 years
13 days ago
Principal Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$161,791

/yr

Submitted17 days ago

15+ years
17 days ago
Principal Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$156,334

/yr

$138K | $18K

Submitted21 days ago

15+ years
21 days ago
Principal Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

 | 15+ years

$277,127

/yr

Submitted26 days ago

15+ years
26 days ago

Principal Software Engineer pay FAQ in Pittsburgh, PA Area

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $140,946 per year in Pittsburgh, PA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 13171 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Software Engineer employees in Pittsburgh, PA Area.

The highest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA Area is $209,903 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA Area is $94,642 per year.

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