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Principal Software Engineer Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$135,918/yr
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$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
      $124,884/yr
      Range: $90K - $170K
      462 salaries
      $124,884/yr
      $90K$170K
      Oracle
      $126,348/yr
      Range: $89K - $196K
      345 salaries
      $126,348/yr
      $89K$196K
      Symantec
      $138,289/yr
      Range: $102K - $189K
      296 salaries
      $138,289/yr
      $102K$189K
      Fidelity Investments
      $106,354/yr
      Range: $89K - $147K
      200 salaries
      $106,354/yr
      $89K$147K
      Broadcom
      $140,901/yr
      Range: $108K - $180K
      127 salaries
      $140,901/yr
      $108K$180K
      CA Technologies
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $82K - $170K
      106 salaries
      $130,000/yr
      $82K$170K
      Yahoo
      $161,994/yr
      Range: $130K - $200K
      90 salaries
      $161,994/yr
      $130K$200K

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      Raytheon
      $128,662/yr
      Range: $90K - $165K
      82 salaries
      $128,662/yr
      $90K$165K
      AOL
      $134,678/yr
      Range: $106K - $180K
      77 salaries
      $134,678/yr
      $106K$180K
      Dell
      $130,627/yr
      Range: $100K - $170K
      76 salaries
      $130,627/yr
      $100K$170K
      Manhattan Associates
      $93,181/yr
      Range: $61K - $117K
      62 salaries
      $93,181/yr
      $61K$117K
      Motorola Mobility
      $122,133/yr
      Range: $108K - $160K
      52 salaries
      $122,133/yr
      $108K$160K
      Red Hat
      $131,254/yr
      Range: $103K - $163K
      51 salaries
      $131,254/yr
      $103K$163K
      PTC
      $107,033/yr
      Range: $90K - $131K
      47 salaries
      $107,033/yr
      $90K$131K
      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
      $149,530/yr
      Range: $129K - $180K
      43 salaries
      $149,530/yr
      $129K$180K
      F5 Networks
      $170,155/yr
      Range: $132K - $212K
      41 salaries
      $170,155/yr
      $132K$212K
      Microsoft
      $180,000/yr
      Range: $151K - $193K
      38 salaries
      $180,000/yr
      $151K$193K
      ARRIS
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $96K - $160K
      34 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.

      $153,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Boulder, CO Area area reported making $153,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Boulder, CO Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $166,624
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $166,624 per year
      Additional Pay
      $15k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      1-2 years experience
      Seattle, WA Area area
      Full-time
       
      201 to 500 employees
      Company - Private
      $95,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $95,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $5k cash bonus
      $2k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Los Angeles, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Public
      $145,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $145,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $5k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $191,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $191,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $49k cash bonus
      $200k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Seattle, WA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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