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Principal Software Engineer Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$149,465/yr
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$105K
Low
$149K
Average
$196K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$11,334
Range$2,500 - $29,616
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $149,465 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 182,857 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees.

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Company
      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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      High
      EMC
      $125,000/yr
      Range: $90K - $170K
      463 salaries
      $125,000/yr
      $90K$170K
      Oracle
      $126,957/yr
      Range: $90K - $196K
      355 salaries
      $126,957/yr
      $90K$196K
      Symantec
      $138,289/yr
      Range: $102K - $189K
      298 salaries
      $138,289/yr
      $102K$189K
      Fidelity Investments
      $106,406/yr
      Range: $87K - $148K
      201 salaries
      $106,406/yr
      $87K$148K
      Broadcom
      $142,240/yr
      Range: $108K - $180K
      113 salaries
      $142,240/yr
      $108K$180K
      CA Technologies
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $82K - $170K
      111 salaries
      $130,000/yr
      $82K$170K
      Yahoo
      $162,988/yr
      Range: $130K - $200K
      93 salaries
      $162,988/yr
      $130K$200K

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      Raytheon
      $128,870/yr
      Range: $90K - $165K
      83 salaries
      $128,870/yr
      $90K$165K
      Dell
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $100K - $170K
      83 salaries
      $130,000/yr
      $100K$170K
      AOL
      $134,678/yr
      Range: $106K - $180K
      77 salaries
      $134,678/yr
      $106K$180K
      Manhattan Associates
      $93,181/yr
      Range: $61K - $117K
      62 salaries
      $93,181/yr
      $61K$117K
      Red Hat
      $131,254/yr
      Range: $103K - $163K
      53 salaries
      $131,254/yr
      $103K$163K
      Motorola Mobility
      $122,133/yr
      Range: $108K - $160K
      52 salaries
      $122,133/yr
      $108K$160K
      PTC
      $107,033/yr
      Range: $90K - $131K
      47 salaries
      $107,033/yr
      $90K$131K
      Microsoft
      $180,500/yr
      Range: $151K - $199K
      46 salaries
      $180,500/yr
      $151K$199K
      eBay
      $154,081/yr
      Range: $132K - $178K
      45 salaries
      $154,081/yr
      $132K$178K
      BAE Systems USA
      $121,260/yr
      Range: $99K - $163K
      44 salaries
      $121,260/yr
      $99K$163K
      Zynga
      $149,765/yr
      Range: $129K - $180K
      44 salaries
      $149,765/yr
      $129K$180K
      F5 Networks
      $172,720/yr
      Range: $132K - $212K
      41 salaries
      $172,720/yr
      $132K$212K
      ARRIS
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $96K - $160K
      35 salaries
      $130,000/yr
      $96K$160K

      Recent Salary Reports

      Below are the most recent Principal Software Engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

      $170,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $170,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $25k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      501 to 1000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $122,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Rochester, MN Area area reported making $122,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $18k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Rochester, MN Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $104,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $104,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Austin, TX Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Private
      $144,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Trenton, NJ Area area reported making $144,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Trenton, NJ Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $214,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $214,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $26k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Private
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