**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.

+$16K (15%) more than **average Oracle salary ($95K)**

+$39K (29%) more than **average Oracle Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$39K (29%) more than **average Oracle Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$10K (8%) more than **average Oracle Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$2K (1%) more than **national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$38K (40%) more than **average Northrop Grumman salary ($75K)**

+$4K (3%) more than **average Northrop Grumman Principal Software Engineer salary ($113K)**

-$19K (18%) less than **average Northrop Grumman Principal Software Engineer salary ($113K)**

+$18K (14%) more than **average Northrop Grumman Principal Software Engineer salary ($113K)**

+$29K (23%) more than **national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$27K (21%) more than **average Nisum salary ($113K)**

+$34K (36%) more than **average Raytheon salary ($77K)**

+$14K (11%) more than **average Raytheon Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$16K (13%) more than **average Raytheon Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

-$50K (58%) less than **average Raytheon Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$31K (32%) more than **average Motorola Solutions salary ($80K)**

+$78K (52%) more than **average Motorola Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

-$10K (9%) less than **average Motorola Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

-$20K (19%) less than **average Motorola Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$39K (42%) more than **average General Dynamics salary ($72K)**

+$34K (26%) more than **average General Dynamics Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$28K (22%) more than **average General Dynamics Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

-$10K (9%) less than **average General Dynamics Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$30K (31%) more than **average Symantec salary ($81K)**

-$75K (102%) less than **average Symantec Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$10K (8%) more than **average Symantec Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

-$10K (9%) less than **average Symantec Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

-$15K (14%) less than **national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$6K (6%) more than **average Broadcom salary ($90K)**

+$34K (30%) more than **average Broadcom Principal Software Engineer salary ($96K)**

+$35K (30%) more than **average Broadcom Principal Software Engineer salary ($96K)**

+$15K (14%) more than **average Broadcom Principal Software Engineer salary ($96K)**

+$7K (6%) more than **national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$47K (49%) more than **average WMS Gaming salary ($71K)**

-$18K (16%) less than **average WMS Gaming Principal Software Engineer salary ($118K)**

+$17K (13%) more than **average WMS Gaming Principal Software Engineer salary ($118K)**

-$47K (49%) less than **average WMS Gaming Principal Software Engineer salary ($118K)**

-$4K (3%) less than **national average Principal Software Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$32K (35%) more than **average Infor Global Solutions salary ($75K)**

+$6K (5%) more than **average Infor Global Solutions Principal Software Engineer salary ($107K)**

-$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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