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1,245 Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Principal Software Engineers earn $111,000 annually on average, or $53 per hour, which is 51% more than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Principal Software Engineers work for ActiveVideo Networks at $173,000 annually while the lowest paid Principal Software Engineers work for SeaChange earning approximately $66,000 each year.

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$111K Oracle's Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (26 salaries)

Equal to national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$16K (15%) more than average Oracle salary ($95K)
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+$39K (29%) more than average Oracle Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
"Pay raises are few and far between. Initial salary is good, but pay raises are rare."
+$39K (29%) more than average Oracle Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
"Satisfactory"
+$10K (8%) more than average Oracle Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
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$140K Nisum's Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (2 salaries)

+$29K (23%) more than national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$27K (21%) more than average Nisum salary ($113K)
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Equal to average Nisum Principal Software Engineer salary ($140K)
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Equal to average Nisum Principal Software Engineer salary ($140K)
"average"

$111K Raytheon's Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (49 salaries)

Equal to national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$35K (37%) more than average Raytheon salary ($76K)
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+$14K (11%) more than average Raytheon Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
"Underpaid! Still, I want to more than earn my salary by providing real value."
+$16K (13%) more than average Raytheon Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
-$50K (58%) less than average Raytheon Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
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$111K Motorola Solutions' Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (48 salaries)

Equal to national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$31K (32%) more than average Motorola Solutions salary ($80K)
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+$78K (52%) more than average Motorola Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
"Typical of the dysfunctional corporate beast that I left, I was both ridiculously overpaid for what I did, and ridiculously underutilized and ignored the very experience that got me where I am to get paid that amount."
-$10K (9%) less than average Motorola Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
-$20K (19%) less than average Motorola Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
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$111K General Dynamics' Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (41 salaries)

Equal to national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$39K (42%) more than average General Dynamics salary ($72K)
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+$34K (26%) more than average General Dynamics Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
"Good. The company business is not as good as before."
+$28K (22%) more than average General Dynamics Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
-$10K (9%) less than average General Dynamics Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
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$111K Symantec's Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (37 salaries)

Equal to national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$30K (31%) more than average Symantec salary ($81K)
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-$75K (102%) less than average Symantec Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
"The compensation currently offered to me is way less than the market standards. So I am highly underpaid."
+$10K (8%) more than average Symantec Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
-$10K (9%) less than average Symantec Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
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$118K Broadcom's Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (10 salaries)

+$7K (6%) more than national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$28K (26%) more than average Broadcom salary ($90K)
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+$12K (9%) more than average Broadcom Principal Software Engineer salary ($118K)
"It's proper pay for principal engineer."
+$13K (10%) more than average Broadcom Principal Software Engineer salary ($118K)
-$7K (6%) less than average Broadcom Principal Software Engineer salary ($118K)
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$113K Northrop Grumman's Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (8 salaries)

+$2K (1%) more than national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$38K (40%) more than average Northrop Grumman salary ($75K)
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+$4K (3%) more than average Northrop Grumman Principal Software Engineer salary ($113K)
"I'm currently no longer employed at this company to this is not applicable but when I was employed, I should have been in a position for a promotion. Unfortunately the environment in my particular program favored hardware engineers in that area so that left me at the top of my band."
+$18K (14%) more than average Northrop Grumman Principal Software Engineer salary ($113K)
-$38K (40%) less than average Northrop Grumman Principal Software Engineer salary ($113K)
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$118K WMS Gaming's Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (5 salaries)

+$7K (6%) more than national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$47K (49%) more than average WMS Gaming salary ($71K)
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-$18K (16%) less than average WMS Gaming Principal Software Engineer salary ($118K)
"I feel very well compensated for the work I do at WMS. Considering I also enjoy the type of work that I do, it feels like a very fair level of compensation compared to what other software engineers make. I have been mainly loyal to the company not based on salary, but the opportunities to work on new technologies and the new things I have learned working here."
+$17K (13%) more than average WMS Gaming Principal Software Engineer salary ($118K)
-$47K (49%) less than average WMS Gaming Principal Software Engineer salary ($118K)
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$107K Infor Global Solutions' Average Principal Software Engineer Salary (4 salaries)

-$4K (3%) less than national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)
+$32K (35%) more than average Infor Global Solutions salary ($75K)
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+$6K (5%) more than average Infor Global Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($107K)
"about the same"
-$26K (27%) less than average Infor Global Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($107K)
-$25K (26%) less than average Infor Global Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($107K)
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