What does a Principal Software Engineer do?

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Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$8,340 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$6K
Median: $8K
$14K
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Principal Software Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Principal Software Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L5
Principal Software Engineer
$127,000/yr
L6
Phd Software Engineer
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Read what Principal Software Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
PatientKeeperPatientKeeper
Principal Software Engineer
12 Apr 2021

“I personally find that to be one of the most fun and challenging facets of being an employee!”

CSGCSG
Software Engineering Intern
2 Apr 2021

“My manager was fantastic and it was always great talking to them whenever I got the chance”

RubrikRubrik
Software Engineer
10 Jul 2019

“open and transparent culture makes it one of the best places to get amazing work done”

snapIoTsnapIoT
Software Engineer
13 Mar 2020

“Product is amazing to work on and is a good product of value in my opinion”

BNY MellonBNY Mellon
Senior Software Engineer/Tech Lead
31 Aug 2019

“When i complaint about the rude and unprofessional behaviour of one of the my senior.”

ZartisZartis
Software Engineer
25 Mar 2021

“Personal development plans are not yet really developed and there is not a formal framework of career progress.”

BehalfBehalf
Software Engineering Team Leader
12 Feb 2020

“Flexible working arrangements let me control my schedule and allow my spouse to stay late and flourish.”

Cisco SystemsCisco Systems
Software Engineer
10 Oct 2019

“Cisco is one of the best places to work because the people here are amazing and helpful.”

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