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Principal Software Engineer Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$135,895/yr
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$98K
Low
$136K
Average
$184K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,586
Range$2,361 - $27,444
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $135,895 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 196,696 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
      $124,884/yr
      Range: $90K - $170K
      464 salaries
      $124,884/yr
      $90K$170K
      Oracle
      $129,000/yr
      Range: $91K - $196K
      374 salaries
      $129,000/yr
      $91K$196K
      Symantec
      $138,815/yr
      Range: $102K - $188K
      306 salaries
      $138,815/yr
      $102K$188K
      Fidelity Investments
      $106,406/yr
      Range: $87K - $148K
      205 salaries
      $106,406/yr
      $87K$148K
      CA Technologies
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $82K - $170K
      115 salaries
      $130,000/yr
      $82K$170K
      Broadcom
      $142,591/yr
      Range: $108K - $180K
      114 salaries
      $142,591/yr
      $108K$180K
      Dell
      $127,380/yr
      Range: $100K - $175K
      94 salaries
      $127,380/yr
      $100K$175K

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      Yahoo
      $163,094/yr
      Range: $130K - $200K
      94 salaries
      $163,094/yr
      $130K$200K
      Raytheon
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $90K - $165K
      87 salaries
      $130,000/yr
      $90K$165K
      AOL
      $134,678/yr
      Range: $106K - $180K
      77 salaries
      $134,678/yr
      $106K$180K
      Manhattan Associates
      $93,181/yr
      Range: $61K - $120K
      63 salaries
      $93,181/yr
      $61K$120K
      Microsoft
      $182,250/yr
      Range: $151K - $200K
      62 salaries
      $182,250/yr
      $151K$200K
      Red Hat
      $131,723/yr
      Range: $103K - $165K
      56 salaries
      $131,723/yr
      $103K$165K
      Motorola Mobility
      $122,133/yr
      Range: $108K - $160K
      52 salaries
      $122,133/yr
      $108K$160K
      PTC
      $106,600/yr
      Range: $90K - $131K
      49 salaries
      $106,600/yr
      $90K$131K
      BAE Systems USA
      $121,017/yr
      Range: $99K - $163K
      46 salaries
      $121,017/yr
      $99K$163K
      eBay
      $154,081/yr
      Range: $132K - $178K
      45 salaries
      $154,081/yr
      $132K$178K
      F5 Networks
      $172,720/yr
      Range: $132K - $212K
      45 salaries
      $172,720/yr
      $132K$212K
      Zynga
      $149,765/yr
      Range: $129K - $180K
      44 salaries
      $149,765/yr
      $129K$180K
      ARRIS
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $96K - $160K
      36 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.

      $150,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Seattle, WA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $165,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $165,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $17k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Diego, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      501 to 1000 employees
      Company - Private
      $160,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $160,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      New York City, NY Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Public
      $200,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $200,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $20k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Seattle, WA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $150,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Boulder, CO Area area reported making $150,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $2k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Boulder, CO Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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