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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in Washington, DC Area

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Average Base Pay
$137,953/yr
8% below national average
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$105K
Low
$138K
Average
$178K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,391
Range$2,265 - $27,108
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in Washington, DC ?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $137,953 in Washington, DC . Salaries estimates are based on 6,922 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees in Washington, DC .

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
    Company
    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    AOL
    $136,144/yr
    Range: $114K - $160K
    51 salaries
    $136,144/yr
    $114K$160K
    Hughes Systique
    $84,231/yr
    Range: $76K - $90K
    15 salaries
    $84,231/yr
    $76K$90K
    REI Systems
    $117,500/yr
    Range: $100K - $130K
    12 salaries
    $117,500/yr
    $100K$130K
    Raytheon
    $137,419/yr
    Range: $117K - $147K
    10 salaries
    $137,419/yr
    $117K$147K
    QuadraMed
    $118,100/yr
    Range: $112K - $131K
    8 salaries
    $118,100/yr
    $112K$131K
    General Dynamics Information Technology
    $130,984/yr
    Range: $105K - $145K
    6 salaries
    $130,984/yr
    $105K$145K
    Symantec
    $139,460/yr
    Range: $122K - $148K
    4 salaries
    $139,460/yr
    $122K$148K

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    BAE Systems USA
    $128,962/yr
    Range: $97K - $163K
    4 salaries
    $128,962/yr
    $97K$163K
    Oracle
    $143,000/yr
    Range: $132K - $150K
    3 salaries
    $143,000/yr
    $132K$150K
    Comcast
    $150,000/yr
    Range: $134K - $150K
    3 salaries
    $150,000/yr
    $134K$150K
    E*TRADE Financial
    $130,122/yr
    Range: $126K - $136K
    3 salaries
    $130,122/yr
    $126K$136K
    Appian
    $111,788/yr
    Range: $111K - $113K
    3 salaries
    $111,788/yr
    $111K$113K
    Capital One
    $132,500/yr
    Range: $119K - $145K
    2 salaries
    About
    $119K - $145K
    $119K$145K
    Northrop Grumman
    $114,494/yr
    Range: $65K - $166K
    2 salaries
    About
    $65K - $166K
    $65K$166K
    EMC
    $117,535/yr
    Range: $107K - $128K
    2 salaries
    About
    $107K - $128K
    $107K$128K
    SAIC
    $143,452/yr
    Range: $120K - $170K
    2 salaries
    About
    $120K - $170K
    $120K$170K
    Leidos
    $161,544/yr
    Range: $147K - $177K
    2 salaries
    About
    $147K - $177K
    $147K$177K
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    $115,219/yr
    Range: $96K - $135K
    2 salaries
    About
    $96K - $135K
    $96K$135K
    MicroStrategy
    $108,840/yr
    Range: $102K - $116K
    2 salaries
    About
    $102K - $116K
    $102K$116K
    Gannett
    $119,476/yr
    Range: $111K - $128K
    2 salaries
    About
    $111K - $128K
    $111K$128K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $170,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $170,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $143,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $143,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $60k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $116,126
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $116,126 per year
    Additional Pay
    $2k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1 to 50 employees
    Company - Private
    $150,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $150,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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