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Principal Software Engineer Salary

How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Principal Software Engineer

$116,239 (USD)/yr

$56 (USD)/hr

$5,638 (USD)/yr

$114,674 (USD)/yr

$55 (USD)/hr

$5,638 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
The average principal software engineer salary in United States is $116,239 or an equivalent hourly rate of $56. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $5,638. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$80,884 (USD)

$144,504 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$134,753 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Principal Software Engineer will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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