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

Average base salary
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7.1k salaries reported, updated at Sep 28, 2020
$154,742
per year

The average salary for a principal software engineer is $154,742 per year in the United States and $10,000 cash bonus per year.

Additional compensation

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Cash bonus
$10,000
per year

Most common benefits

  • Commuter assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement
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Most common benefits for Principal Software Engineers

  • Commuter assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Stock options
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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81% of Principal software engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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