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Principal Software Engineer Salary

How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in the United States?
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$114,715 (USD)/yr

Average Base Salary

$55 (USD)/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$5,564 (USD)/yr

Average Bonus
The average principal software engineer salary in United States is $114,715 or an equivalent hourly rate of $55. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $5,564. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$79,824 (USD)

Entry Level Salary

$142,609 (USD)

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