Principal Software Developer Salary in the United States

How much does a Principal Software Developer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Principal Software Developer in the United States is $64 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $57 and $71. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Principal Software Developer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Principal Software Developer ranges from $57 to $71 with the average hourly pay of $64. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $63 to $81 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $71.

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