How much does a Principal Software Developer make? The average Principal Software Developer salary is $137,331 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $121,128 and $152,077. Salary ranges 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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Arminus Software LLC - Fairfax , VA
Job Title Senior Principal Software Engineer Job Location Fairfax, VA Job Type Direct Hire TSSCI bull Strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms bull Solid object oriented programming and ... - 14 days ago
The Opportunity IronNet seeks a talented Principal Software Engineer to join our Architecture & Innovation team. We'll provide the challenges; you provide proven technical expertise. You'll work with ...
Glassdoor - 6 days ago
We are recruiting for a Senior Principal Software Engineer for a government contractor in the ... Meta data and full-motion video experience DevOps Engineering Skills * Continuous Integration ...
Top Echelon Network, LLC - 22 days ago
Red Arch Solutions - Chantilly , VA
For this program we need a Principal Software Engineer who will: * Design new interfaces. * Perform software and script development and integration. * Support the Scrum Master in planning and ...
ZipRecruiter - 21 days ago
ClifyX - Herndon , VA
Job Description is as follows One of our client is looking for Sr. Principal Software Engineer((Feel Free to reach me at 9-0-8-2-7-9-1-2-7-5 OR E-mail me ssawant at rate Job title Sr. ... - 25 days ago
PWW Recruiting, LLC. - Fairfax , VA
Immediate openings for a Principal Software Engineer at one of our Northern Virginia customer sites. Please note this position is based out of our Fairfax, VA location. This position provides an ...
ZipRecruiter - 10 days ago

Principal Software Developer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Principal Software Developer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Principal Software Developer in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $171,664
Washington, DC $152,877
Miami, FL $133,693
Chicago, IL $145,693
Boston, MA $154,731
New York, NY $165,209
Dallas, TX $136,438
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What is the average salary for Principal Software Developer in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Principal Software Developer in the United States. The base salary for Principal Software Developer ranges from $121,128 to $152,077 with the average base salary of $137,331. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $134,493 to $172,145 with the average total cash compensation of $151,885.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $137,331 $121,128 - $152,077
Bonus $14,554 $13,365 - $20,068
Total Pay $151,885 $134,493 - $172,145
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What's the difference between Principal Developer and Principal Software Developer?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Principal Software Developer is $137,331, and the average salary of Principal Developer is $130,953. The average salary of Principal Developer is lower than Principal Software Developer. ( 2020-10-28 )
I am a Principal Software Developer, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Principal Software Developer. a Principal Software Developer Salary in New Britain, CT is $148,319 as of October 28, 2020; a Principal Software Developer Salary in Barnstable, MA is $144,818 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 )
Why does the salary of a Principal Software Developer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 )
What are the Pay Factors for Principal Software Developer?
Salary ranges for a Principal Software Developer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 )
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Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company.'s Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2020-10-28 )

Last Update: October 28, 2020