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Principal Software Engineer Salaries

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264,186 SalariesUpdated May 22, 2018
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Average Base Pay
$135,918/yr
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$93K
Low
$136K
Average
$193K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,587
Range$2,361 - $27,447
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $135,918 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 264,186 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
      $125,462/yr
      Range: $90K - $170K
      461 salaries
      $125,462
      $90K$170K
      Oracle
      $128,000/yr
      Range: $89K - $196K
      342 salaries
      $128,000
      $89K$196K
      Symantec
      $136,112/yr
      Range: $102K - $176K
      293 salaries
      $136,112
      $102K$176K
      Fidelity Investments
      $107,029/yr
      Range: $89K - $147K
      199 salaries
      $107,029
      $89K$147K
      Broadcom
      $142,274/yr
      Range: $108K - $180K
      127 salaries
      $142,274
      $108K$180K
      CA Technologies
      $128,356/yr
      Range: $82K - $170K
      104 salaries
      $128,356
      $82K$170K
      Yahoo
      $163,678/yr
      Range: $130K - $200K
      89 salaries
      $163,678
      $130K$200K

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      Raytheon
      $127,496/yr
      Range: $90K - $165K
      81 salaries
      $127,496
      $90K$165K
      AOL
      $137,818/yr
      Range: $106K - $180K
      77 salaries
      $137,818
      $106K$180K
      Dell
      $134,348/yr
      Range: $100K - $170K
      75 salaries
      $134,348
      $100K$170K
      Manhattan Associates
      $88,717/yr
      Range: $61K - $117K
      62 salaries
      $88,717
      $61K$117K
      Motorola Mobility
      $126,255/yr
      Range: $108K - $160K
      52 salaries
      $126,255
      $108K$160K
      Red Hat
      $132,968/yr
      Range: $103K - $163K
      49 salaries
      $132,968
      $103K$163K
      PTC
      $108,056/yr
      Range: $90K - $131K
      47 salaries
      $108,056
      $90K$131K
      eBay
      $154,551/yr
      Range: $132K - $178K
      45 salaries
      $154,551
      $132K$178K
      BAE Systems USA
      $125,032/yr
      Range: $99K - $163K
      44 salaries
      $125,032
      $99K$163K
      Zynga
      $152,694/yr
      Range: $129K - $180K
      43 salaries
      $152,694
      $129K$180K
      F5 Networks
      $169,019/yr
      Range: $132K - $212K
      41 salaries
      $169,019
      $132K$212K
      Microsoft
      $179,065/yr
      Range: $151K - $193K
      35 salaries
      $179,065
      $151K$193K
      ITG Software
      $124,027/yr
      Range: $104K - $147K
      34 salaries
      $124,027
      $104K$147K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $155,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $155,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $23k cash bonus
      $35k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Public
      $150,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $150,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Austin, TX Area area
      Full-time
       
      1 to 50 employees
      Company - Private
      $190,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $190,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $20k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Private
      $130,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $130,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $15k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Public
      $132,080
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $132,080 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      501 to 1000 employees
      Company - Private
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