Principal Software Engineer Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 4,876 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: August 14, 2018
Average salary
$145,786 per year
  • Most Reported
$72,000
$244,000
Salary Distribution

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

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $145,786 per year in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 4,876 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Principal Software Engineer employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Principal Software Engineer is 4-6 years.
Principal Software Engineer salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$186,608 per year
$186,508 per year
$183,936 per year
$157,511 per year
$157,507 per year
$149,813 per year
$151,584 per year
$149,470 per year
$149,136 per year
$156,476 per year
Principal Software Engineer salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$152,919 per year
$165,778 per year
$152,168 per year
$160,881 per year
$127,270 per year

Principal Software Engineer job openings

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Reston, VA
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Reston, VA
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Microsoft
Redmond, WA
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