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 $68 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $60 and $76. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Agile5 Technologies, Inc. - Sterling , VA
Net Software Engineer Principal to join our team in Sterling, VA. You will be a member of the team supporting the Land Border Integration (LBI) program for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 10 days ago
Are you an experienced C or C++ developer with a telecommunications background? Good news: we want ... Principal Software Engineer (with C or C++) key responsibilities Basic Requirements * At least 3 ...
LinkedIn - 17 days ago
Principal Software Engineer, Middleware Services - Remote Job Category: Engineering & Cloud ... in a DevOps environment **Pega Offers You:** + Gartner Analyst acclaimed technology leadership ... - 59 days ago
American Association of Motor - Arlington , VA
We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer who can handle a challenging, fast-paced, customer-oriented software engineering environment. You will be solving problems of design, implementation ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 67 days ago
PRINCIPAL JAVA SOFTWARE ENGINEER ALTA IT Services is staffing multiple Principal Java Software ... We are seeking a solid, principal level Java Full Stack Developer with Java, Spring Boot, Angular ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 55 days ago
Are you the best C/C++ developer in your company? Do you enjoy working on complex B2B applications ... HR and recruitment Senior Principal Software Engineer Key Responsibilities * Designing and ...
LinkedIn - 51 days ago
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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 $60 to $76 with the average hourly pay of $68. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $67 to $86 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $76.

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