2019 Principal Software Engineer Salary Boston (Updated Daily) | Built In Boston
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Boston
Boston

Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$158,083
$15,650
Additional Cash Compensation
$173,733
Total Compensation
Median: $158K
Min: $110K
Max: $210K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Boston?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $158,083. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $15,650. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $173,733. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Boston from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Boston.

Boston by the numbers

1,713
Total number of Tech companies in Boston
51,434
Total number of tech users on Built In Boston
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Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston is between $150k - $160k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 51-200 employees, earning $165,143 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $155,500 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $165,068.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $171,382.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $67,882
Min: $36K
Max: $90K
QA Engineer $95,111
Min: $70K
Max: $161K
Software Test Engineer $96,000
Min: $68K
Max: $125K
Front End Developer $100,670
Min: $62K
Max: $140K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Automation Engineer $107,000
Min: $82K
Max: $158K
Android Developer $109,000
Min: $80K
Max: $157K
iOS Developer $109,200
Min: $77K
Max: $155K
Data Engineer $113,095
Min: $75K
Max: $154K
Software Engineer $113,887
Min: $85K
Max: $158K
Sales Engineer $113,919
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
DevOps Engineer $123,017
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Security Engineer $123,429
Min: $65K
Max: $156K
Data Architect $125,700
Min: $80K
Max: $183K
Senior Software Engineer $127,873
Min: $90K
Max: $175K
Engineering Manager $143,425
Min: $109K
Max: $205K
QA Manager $147,875
Min: $136K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $158,083
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $179,848
Min: $162K
Max: $198K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $187,056
Min: $90K
Max: $260K
Vice President of Engineering $203,714
Min: $150K
Max: $272K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

1
Linux
4% have this skill
2
Python
4% have this skill
3
SQL
3% have this skill
4
Amazon Web Services
3% have this skill
5
DevOps
3% have this skill
6
Java
3% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$157,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $157,000 with +$29,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$206,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Architect reported a yearly salary of $206,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$138,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $138,000 with +$13,800 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$205,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $205,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$182,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Architect reported a yearly salary of $182,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A principal software engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$124,500
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $124,500 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
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