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Principal Software Engineer Salaries

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258,757 SalariesUpdated Dec 12, 2017
Average Base Pay
$140,540/yr
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$98K
Low
$141K
Average
$187K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,838
Range$2,409 - $28,183
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $140,540 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 258,757 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees.

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      Average Base Salary in (USD)
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      EMC
      $125,304/yr
      454 salaries
      $125,304/yr
      $90K$170K
      Oracle
      $126,959/yr
      324 salaries
      $126,959/yr
      $89K$197K
      Symantec
      $136,028/yr
      291 salaries
      $136,028/yr
      $102K$176K
      Fidelity Investments
      $106,387/yr
      192 salaries
      $106,387/yr
      $89K$133K
      Broadcom
      $142,374/yr
      128 salaries
      $142,374/yr
      $108K$180K
      CA Technologies
      $127,483/yr
      92 salaries
      $127,483/yr
      $82K$170K
      Yahoo
      $163,357/yr
      85 salaries
      $163,357/yr
      $130K$200K

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      Raytheon
      $126,267/yr
      76 salaries
      $126,267/yr
      $90K$160K
      AOL
      $137,135/yr
      74 salaries
      $137,135/yr
      $106K$171K
      Dell
      $135,660/yr
      66 salaries
      $135,660/yr
      $105K$170K
      Manhattan Associates
      $88,717/yr
      62 salaries
      $88,717/yr
      $61K$117K
      Motorola Mobility
      $126,255/yr
      52 salaries
      $126,255/yr
      $108K$160K
      PTC
      $107,992/yr
      48 salaries
      $107,992/yr
      $90K$131K
      Red Hat
      $132,512/yr
      47 salaries
      $132,512/yr
      $103K$161K
      eBay
      $154,200/yr
      44 salaries
      $154,200/yr
      $132K$178K
      BAE Systems USA
      $125,199/yr
      43 salaries
      $125,199/yr
      $99K$163K
      Zynga
      $152,694/yr
      43 salaries
      $152,694/yr
      $129K$180K
      F5 Networks
      $169,319/yr
      40 salaries
      $169,319/yr
      $132K$212K
      ITG Software
      $124,027/yr
      34 salaries
      $124,027/yr
      $104K$147K
      Staples
      $109,854/yr
      29 salaries
      $109,854/yr
      $90K$130K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $122,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Salt Lake City, UT Area area reported making $122,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $15k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Salt Lake City, UT Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Public
      $106,406
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $106,406 per year
      Additional Pay
      $22k cash bonus
      $13k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Private
      $93,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $93,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Private
      $210,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $210,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $42k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $130,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $130,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Public
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