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Principal Software Engineer Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$149,465/yr
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$105K
Low
$149K
Average
$196K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$11,334
Range$2,500 - $29,616
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $149,465 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 182,857 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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      EMC
      $124,884/yr
      Range: $90K - $170K
      464 salaries
      $124,884/yr
      $90K$170K
      Oracle
      $127,915/yr
      Range: $90K - $196K
      366 salaries
      $127,915/yr
      $90K$196K
      Symantec
      $138,744/yr
      Range: $102K - $189K
      302 salaries
      $138,744/yr
      $102K$189K
      Fidelity Investments
      $106,510/yr
      Range: $87K - $148K
      202 salaries
      $106,510/yr
      $87K$148K
      CA Technologies
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $82K - $170K
      114 salaries
      $130,000/yr
      $82K$170K
      Broadcom
      $142,240/yr
      Range: $108K - $180K
      112 salaries
      $142,240/yr
      $108K$180K
      Yahoo
      $163,094/yr
      Range: $130K - $200K
      94 salaries
      $163,094/yr
      $130K$200K

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      Dell
      $127,761/yr
      Range: $100K - $170K
      91 salaries
      $127,761/yr
      $100K$170K
      Raytheon
      $128,662/yr
      Range: $90K - $165K
      84 salaries
      $128,662/yr
      $90K$165K
      AOL
      $134,678/yr
      Range: $106K - $180K
      77 salaries
      $134,678/yr
      $106K$180K
      Manhattan Associates
      $93,181/yr
      Range: $61K - $117K
      62 salaries
      $93,181/yr
      $61K$117K
      Microsoft
      $181,707/yr
      Range: $151K - $200K
      58 salaries
      $181,707/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
      $106,816/yr
      Range: $90K - $131K
      48 salaries
      $106,816/yr
      $90K$131K
      BAE Systems USA
      $121,083/yr
      Range: $99K - $163K
      45 salaries
      $121,083/yr
      $99K$163K
      eBay
      $154,081/yr
      Range: $132K - $178K
      45 salaries
      $154,081/yr
      $132K$178K
      Zynga
      $149,765/yr
      Range: $129K - $180K
      44 salaries
      $149,765/yr
      $129K$180K
      F5 Networks
      $174,752/yr
      Range: $132K - $212K
      43 salaries
      $174,752/yr
      $132K$212K
      ARRIS
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $96K - $160K
      35 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.

      $124,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $124,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
      Full-time
       
      51 to 200 employees
      Company - Private
      $113,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $113,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $9k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Atlanta, GA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Public
      $179,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Indianapolis, IN Area area reported making $179,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $36k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Indianapolis, IN Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $172,000
      per year
      A Principal Software Engineer in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $172,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $26k cash bonus
      $95k stock bonus
      $2k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 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
      $33k cash bonus
      $72k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Seattle, WA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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