Principal Software Engineer Salaries

10,151 SalariesUpdated May 8, 2021

Average Base Pay
$150,625 / yr
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How much does a Principal Software Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $150,625 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 10,151 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees.

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Principal Software Engineer

Oracle

$150,820/yr

Range: $24K - $361K

923 salaries

$150,820/yr
$24K$361K

Principal Software Engineer

Fidelity Investments

$119,030/yr

Range: $92K - $141K

510 salaries

$119,030/yr
$92K$141K

Principal Software Engineer

EMC

$141,354/yr

Range: $98K - $190K

474 salaries

$141,354/yr
$98K$190K

Principal Software Engineer

NortonLifeLock

$151,761/yr

Range: $104K - $221K

468 salaries

$151,761/yr
$104K$221K

Principal Software Engineer

Microsoft

$202,680/yr

Range: $96K - $406K

428 salaries

$202,680/yr
$96K$406K

Principal Software Engineer

Dell Technologies

$139,595/yr

Range: $9K - $233K

399 salaries

$139,595/yr
$9K$233K

Principal Software Engineer

Informatica

$155,661/yr

Range: $125K - $188K

355 salaries

$155,661/yr
$125K$188K

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Principal Software Engineer

Cadence Design Systems

$166,329/yr

Range: $118K - $208K

219 salaries

$166,329/yr
$118K$208K

Principal Software Engineer

Manhattan Associates

$109,545/yr

Range: $74K - $136K

210 salaries

$109,545/yr
$74K$136K

Principal Software Engineer

Northrop Grumman

$126,796/yr

Range: $90K - $181K

190 salaries

$126,796/yr
$90K$181K

Principal Software Engineer

Broadcom

$156,361/yr

Range: $110K - $211K

174 salaries

$156,361/yr
$110K$211K

Principal Software Engineer

Raytheon Technologies

$148,231/yr

Range: $100K - $199K

165 salaries

$148,231/yr
$100K$199K

Principal Software Engineer

CA Technologies

$144,819/yr

Range: $94K - $197K

140 salaries

$144,819/yr
$94K$197K

Principal Software Engineer

Yahoo

$182,681/yr

Range: $148K - $251K

127 salaries

$182,681/yr
$148K$251K

Principal Software Engineer

Veritas Technologies

$156,650/yr

Range: $35K - $198K

99 salaries

$156,650/yr
$35K$198K

Principal Software Engineer

Red Hat

$153,079/yr

Range: $119K - $225K

97 salaries

$153,079/yr
$119K$225K

Principal Software Engineer

BAE Systems USA

$133,948/yr

Range: $96K - $181K

93 salaries

$133,948/yr
$96K$181K

Principal Software Engineer

Intuit

$214,234/yr

Range: $158K - $234K

87 salaries

$214,234/yr
$158K$234K

Principal Software Engineer

Salesforce

$215,805/yr

Range: $127K - $284K

85 salaries

$215,805/yr
$127K$284K

Principal Software Engineer

AOL

$150,010/yr

Range: $118K - $198K

77 salaries

$150,010/yr
$118K$198K

Recent Salary Reports

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

$190,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $190,000 per year
Additional Pay
$19k cash bonus
$12k stock bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$175,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $175,000 per year
Additional Pay
$7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$110,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $110,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$157,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $157,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$220,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $220,000 per year
Additional Pay
$55k cash bonus
$113k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$230,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $230,000 per year
Additional Pay
$80k cash bonus
$46k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$145,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $145,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Additional Pay
$7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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