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Average Base Pay
$120,435/yr
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Average$9,737
Range$2,203 - $25,018
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The national average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $120,435 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 256,924 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees.

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EMC
$137,502/yr
Range: $96K - $185K
447 salaries
$137,502/yr
$96K$185K
Oracle
$140,300/yr
Range: $24K - $345K
431 salaries
$140,300/yr
$24K$345K
NortonLifeLock
$147,695/yr
Range: $108K - $187K
327 salaries
$147,695/yr
$108K$187K
Fidelity Investments
$115,548/yr
Range: $95K - $152K
217 salaries
$115,548/yr
$95K$152K
Dell Technologies
$133,732/yr
Range: $33K - $201K
147 salaries
$133,732/yr
$33K$201K
Broadcom
$148,916/yr
Range: $107K - $180K
136 salaries
$148,916/yr
$107K$180K
CA Technologies
$137,938/yr
Range: $92K - $180K
119 salaries
$137,938/yr
$92K$180K

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Microsoft
$190,665/yr
Range: $150K - $243K
105 salaries
$190,665/yr
$150K$243K
Raytheon Technologies
$137,478/yr
Range: $97K - $177K
95 salaries
$137,478/yr
$97K$177K
Yahoo
$174,092/yr
Range: $140K - $217K
95 salaries
$174,092/yr
$140K$217K
AOL
$147,401/yr
Range: $115K - $192K
78 salaries
$147,401/yr
$115K$192K
Red Hat
$143,334/yr
Range: $117K - $171K
69 salaries
$143,334/yr
$117K$171K
Manhattan Associates
$98,500/yr
Range: $71K - $119K
63 salaries
$98,500/yr
$71K$119K
BAE Systems USA
$127,699/yr
Range: $102K - $174K
56 salaries
$127,699/yr
$102K$174K
PTC
$112,013/yr
Range: $96K - $155K
53 salaries
$112,013/yr
$96K$155K
Motorola Mobility
$129,512/yr
Range: $117K - $176K
52 salaries
$129,512/yr
$117K$176K
eBay
$167,117/yr
Range: $156K - $216K
49 salaries
$167,117/yr
$156K$216K
Zynga
$160,881/yr
Range: $138K - $193K
47 salaries
$160,881/yr
$138K$193K
F5 Networks
$185,863/yr
Range: $142K - $222K
47 salaries
$185,863/yr
$142K$222K
Staples
$116,299/yr
Range: $93K - $146K
40 salaries
$116,299/yr
$93K$146K
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Recent Salary Reports

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$175,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $175,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$220,000
per year
A Principle Software Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $220,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
$20k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$161,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $161,000 per year
Additional Pay
$3k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$170,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $170,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$168,500
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $168,500 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$200,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$140,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$127,858
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $127,858 per year
Additional Pay
$990 cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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