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

Average Base Salary in Boston

$156,446
$10,625
Additional Cash Compensation
$167,071
Total Compensation
Median: $156K
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 $156,446. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $10,625. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $167,071. 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
37

Principal Software Engineer, Platform

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+24
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, Gaming

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+24
Solve our most challenging technical problems. Design and code critical aspect of our platform. Develop the technical roadmaps for technologies, platforms, and domains. Mentor talented engineers who look to you for guidance through design reviews and more casual technical Lunch & Learns. Establish strategies and approaches that help your team produce scalable and fault-tolerant systems to solve business needs. 

Principal Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning Engineer

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+24
Develop AI/DL-based solutions for real world, large scale cybersecurity problems. Evangelize a unique perspective on cybersecurity issues through research, speaking engagements, and publications. Assess, understand and analyze diverse data sources including sampling biases, accuracy, coverage, and potential model limitations. Collaborate with data engineers to identify data preparation/cleansing/ETL pipelines. Spearhead critical initiatives from concept to rapid prototype to go/no-go.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
5 hours ago
+36
A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel. As Principal Software Developer, 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.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
13 hours ago
+24
Delivering customized solutions to our clients in a scalable way. Making it easier for our clients to find the right person for the job every time. Continuing to upgrade our clients’ customized solutions with the latest features. Making engineers on the team more effective each day through technology and peer coaching.

Principal Software Engineer / Backend

Cambridge
23 hours 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 - iOS

Greater Boston Area
1 week 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 week 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
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.

Principal Software Engineer - Backend

Greater Boston Area
2 weeks 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 Engineers - Search Team

Greater Boston Area
1 day ago
+15
Your typical day will include writing code (lots!) and reviewing others’ code. You’ll participate in and contribute to Agile team activities. You may play a specific role (such as Team Lead or Architect Owner) on your Agile team.  You’ll help drive clarity in our sprint planning. You’ll contribute to task definition, prioritization, and assignment. You’ll drive your deliverables with a sense of urgency and ownership along with surfacing risks, mitigating them, and suggesting course corrections when appropriate. You are comfortable taking on tasks with ambiguous business requirements and unclear technical strategy. You’ll use your technical expertise and mental resilience to identify bring order to chaos in terms of defining technical strategy and clarity of incremental execution. You’ll provide technical mentorship to fellow engineers.

Principal Software Engineer, Front-end

Greater Boston Area
5 days ago
+21
We're looking for a skilled and experienced front-end developer to join our team and help lay the groundwork for our growing software platform. We believe in using the best tool for the job. While we’re always looking to improve, in this role, those tools currently include: VueJS d3.js Webpack nodeJS

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 $163,559.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $169,269.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $66,818
Min: $36K
Max: $87K
QA Engineer $94,512
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 $107,000
Min: $82K
Max: $158K
iOS Developer $109,200
Min: $77K
Max: $155K
Software Engineer $109,208
Min: $47K
Max: $158K
Android Developer $109,692
Min: $80K
Max: $157K
Sales Engineer $113,471
Min: $55K
Max: $160K
Data Engineer $115,000
Min: $88K
Max: $154K
Data Architect $122,607
Min: $80K
Max: $183K
Security Engineer $123,429
Min: $65K
Max: $156K
DevOps Engineer $124,860
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Senior Software Engineer $126,956
Min: $90K
Max: $175K
Engineering Manager $143,541
Min: $109K
Max: $205K
QA Manager $147,875
Min: $136K
Max: $165K
Principal Software Engineer $156,446
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $180,295
Min: $162K
Max: $198K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $187,056
Min: $90K
Max: $260K
Vice President of Engineering $205,158
Min: $150K
Max: $272K

Boston Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

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Python
4% have this skill
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Linux
3% have this skill
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SQL
2% have this skill
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DevOps
2% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
2% have this skill
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C
2% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in 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
$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
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