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Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$155,045
$7,000
Additional Cash Compensation
$162,045
Total Compensation
Median: $155K
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 $155,045. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $7,000. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $162,045. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Boston from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Boston.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Boston
30

Principal Software Engineer, Platform

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+16
We’re growing rapidly. As a Principal Software Engineer at DraftKings, you’ll be a leader within the organization, delivering highly scalable software systems and collaboratively setting the direction of your team. This isn’t just a technical role, though. You will have the opportunity to develop the talented engineers on your team and help them achieve their own potential.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+20
Design and develop the services that manage Acquia Cloud Caching and Routing layer. Research, specify, and test cloud hosting architectures leveraging your web, database, and architectural knowledge. Own the services you build, from proof-of-concept to enterprise level SLA, build, test, deploy and operate. Collaborate with other functional teams to support the larger Acquia Cloud vision. Executes projects effectively and efficiently.

Tech Lead, Product (Frontend, Backend, or Full Stack)

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
Creating Infrastructure that processes billions of messages a minute to extract buyer intent and priority for conversations. Developing complex machine learning models to help website visitors get connected with the right person as fast as possible. Building tools to trace and visualize any message ever sent so customers can zero in on giving the best buying experience. Turn our customer success team and salespeople into data superheroes with data ops automation and slack commands.

Principal Software Engineer - iOS

Greater Boston Area
1 day ago
+25
As a Principal Software Engineer for iOS at Lose It!, you'll help design and build new features, products, and capabilities for our mobile app. We believe that small teams of talented people can do great things, so we're looking for someone that can contribute to all phases of building a great product.

Principal Software Engineer - Android

Greater Boston Area
1 day ago
+25
As a Principal Software Engineer for Android at Lose It!, you'll help design and build new features, products, and capabilities for our mobile app. We believe that small teams of talented people can do great things, so we're looking for someone that can contribute to all phases of building a great product.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
3 days ago
+36
As Principal Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, working on projects of exceptionally deep technical complexity, as well as helping us navigate our technical vision insuring we’re always continually setting a high standard for what we product. Pioneer future development and technical execution for the services that drive our consumer travel app. Mentor and drive team members towards an inspiring vision, being a huge proponent of best practices, performance and reliability. Deliver complex features and help our team pioneer new functionality for our customers. Collaborate directly with the company’s technology leadership on insuring Hopper’s success.

Principal Software Engineer / Backend

Cambridge
4 days ago
+23
MineralTree is searching for a passionate Principal Software Engineer (backend) who will be responsible for design and development of enhancements to the MineralTree product. In this role you will define product requirements and create high-level architectural specifications while ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems and platforms. You will be a Technical Lead for a team of developers in both India and Cambridge who will be implementing new and exciting functionality. This role will report to the VP of Engineering.

Principal Software Engineer - Backend

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+15
We are looking for experienced Senior and Principal software engineers to stabilize, scale, and innovate our core data processing, matching, and scheduling platforms. You’ll help accomplish our mission through strong programming and design skills, execution focus, excellent communication skills, and desire to contribute to team’s success through collaboration. 

Senior/Principal Software Engineers - Scheduling

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+15
We are looking for experienced Senior and Principal software engineers to stabilize, scale, and innovate our core data processing, matching, and scheduling platforms. You’ll help accomplish our mission through strong programming and design skills, execution focus, excellent communication skills, and desire to contribute to team’s success through collaboration. 

Principal Software Engineer - Front End

Greater Boston Area
6 days ago
+27
We are looking for an experienced & talented principal-level front end engineer to guide our front end technology decisions. This is a hands-on technical leader who has a mastery of modern front end tech and embodies “leading by example”. You would be a trusted advisor to engineering leadership, guiding us on all decisions regarding front end tech and in particular our transition to a single page app (SPA). You will help shape our front end development principles and standards through hands-on contributions. You will be a mentor and coach to other front end engineers. You will do this by working on front end infrastructure as well as working on a small, cross functional team that builds user-facing features.

Principal Software Engineer - Full Stack

Greater Boston Area
6 days ago
+14
Ahead of the Curve. No one knows the road like Agero. For over 40 years, we have provided the safest, smartest solutions for drivers and the companies that keep them moving. As a result, we have become an industry leader, providing vehicle manufacturers and insurance carriers with privately labeled state-of-the-art roadside assistance plans and efficient claims management solutions. Our Roadside Assistance network protects more than 75 million

Full Stack Tech Lead

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+23
Our tech leads’ primary responsibilities are to build significant systems and features, to think about how they can help their team hit their goals, to balance speed and tech debt and to ensure long-term health of the team and systems. They are experienced and well-rounded engineers with significant depth in at least one part of the stack. Beyond being great engineers, they are also excellent communicators who enjoy supporting their teammates and interacting with other teams.

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 201-500 employees, earning $161,333 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 $162,192.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $168,850.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $66,818
Min: $36K
Max: $87K
QA Engineer $94,550
Min: $70K
Max: $161K
Software Test Engineer $96,000
Min: $68K
Max: $125K
Front End Developer $99,020
Min: $62K
Max: $138K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Automation Engineer $106,500
Min: $82K
Max: $158K
Software Engineer $110,057
Min: $47K
Max: $158K
iOS Developer $110,286
Min: $77K
Max: $155K
Android Developer $111,167
Min: $80K
Max: $157K
Sales Engineer $114,156
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Data Engineer $115,278
Min: $88K
Max: $154K
Data Architect $118,042
Min: $80K
Max: $183K
Security Engineer $123,429
Min: $65K
Max: $156K
DevOps Engineer $124,310
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Senior Software Engineer $127,514
Min: $95K
Max: $170K
Engineering Manager $143,814
Min: $109K
Max: $205K
QA Manager $147,875
Min: $136K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $155,045
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $180,071
Min: $162K
Max: $198K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $182,938
Min: $90K
Max: $230K
Vice President of Engineering $205,158
Min: $150K
Max: $272K

Boston Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

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

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in 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
$168,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $168,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$156,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $156,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $160,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$172,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $172,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$168,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $168,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Boston
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Boston
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $165,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$210,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $210,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
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