Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$161,992
$19,209
Additional Cash Compensation
$181,201
Total Compensation
Median: $162K
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 $161,992. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $19,209. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $181,201. 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

Principal Software Engineer, Interoperability

Greater Boston Area
2 days ago
+60
The Principal Software Engineer will architect and design a platform for exchanging data from many sources, primarily EMR's, and in many forms. This data will need to be unified across the clinical continuum for Nuance customers.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
2 days ago
+60
Nuance is currently building a completely new product which combines our successful speech recognition technology with language understanding to take even more work off doctor’s shoulders. This product will be highly innovative and is intended to achieve something currently not available anywhere in the medical (or any other) market. The new software will be running in the cloud and needs to be highly scalable to support the anticipated user group – a significant percentage of medical professionals in the United States. The person we are looking for will be in a position to influence the direction this new product is taking. We are looking for somebody innovative, not afraid to try new things, curious and able to get things done quickly. While a lot of experience developing software in a professional environment are required, we need a person who is able to learn new things quickly. Therefore, no specific programming language is required, and it is assumed that the candidate will be able to pick up the specific toolset currently used inhouse on the go.

Principal Software Engineer, Storefront Platform

Greater Boston Area
2 hours ago
+45
What does it take to thrive as a Principal Engineer at Chewy? You need to be innovative, creative, responsible, and curious while leading a team of engineers to move quickly to deliver results for our customers. You’re excited about designing and implementing solutions that scale and engage customers to understand what’s needed to meet their needs. You’re able to think about platforms, architecture, design principles, understand operational implications, and lead us in evolving our service architecture in the course of a single conversation. You’re looking work with engineering leadership and mentor a team of bright, capable engineers to implement your vision.

Full-Stack Principal Engineer-Autoship

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+45
We’re looking for a Principal Engineer to help with the design, architecture, implementation and evolution of our customer facing storefront platform. This role is responsible for our Account, Autoship, Cart and Checkout platforms and services. Reporting directly to the VP of Software Engineering, the Principal Engineer will lead the architecture of the Account, Autoship, Cart and Checkout verticals. This includes responsibility for the full web-stack from Akamai down through to the AWS infrastructure through to the services and code that powers our customer experiences and operations.

Senior Principal Cloud Architect

Greater Boston Area
14 hours ago
+60
Nuance Healthcare is looking for a Senior Principal Cloud Architect, reporting directly into the VP of Engineering. The architect’s primary focus will be helping lead the charge to deliver Nuance’s Healthcare solutions in the public cloud.  You will partner with product engineering teams to design and implement modern cloud and data architectures, CI/CD pipelines, and security practices. A successful candidate will have experience designing, building, and operating public cloud solutions, and have the drive to constantly raise the bar to improve how we deliver our portfolio of products.  Read more about our solutions at https://www.nuance.com/healthcare.html.

Principal NLP Research Scientist

Greater Boston Area
4 days ago
+60
Nuance is hiring a Principal Research Scientist in the Healthcare Research organization working on state-of-the-art deep learning systems for our Dragon Ambient eXperience (DAX) product.  You will have the opportunity to transform the healthcare industry, by changing the way doctors interact with technology and their patients. Major duty is to help develop deep learning technology to improve physicians’ efficiency in clinical documentation, build tools to help other team members do similar research, and take the technical leadership of small projects.

Principal Front End Engineer, Personalization

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+45
We are hiring a Principal Engineer for our Personalization team in Boston, MA. In this position, you will help us build scalable, robust software systems that use machine learning and deep learning models to drive Personalization at Chewy. You are a seasoned software engineer with a background in building large-scale distributed systems. You are passionate about working with large amounts of data and putting it use to improve customer experience.

Principal Site Reliability Engineer - Cloud Security

Greater Boston Area
3 days ago
+60
The Cloud Security Architect will have strong experience working on Securing Cloud Infrastructure/ Architecture and Apps. Must have strong leadership skills, analytical mind, detailed understanding of cyber security methodologies and outstanding problem-solving skills.  Top candidates will be comfortable working with a variety of technologies, security problems and troubleshooting of the network (Firewalls, VPN, Data Loss Prevention, IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy and Security Audits) as well as Continuous Integration and Deployment of software products to Cloud. 

Principal Engineer, Full Stack

Cambridge
2 weeks ago
+41
EverQuote is seeking a Principal Full Stack Software Engineer to join our growing team!  As a senior member of the Engineering team, you will be instrumental in delivering architecture improvements that will scale the Everquote systems.  This role is for someone who enjoys building an amazing consumer experience through technology, optimizing consumer interaction and driving consumer response. You will improve the relationship with our consumers

Principal Cyber Security Engineer

Greater Boston Area
3 weeks ago
+43
As a Principal Cyber Security Engineer, you will identify and research tools in order to develop and improve labs and challenges on the Immersive Labs platform in order to train cybersecurity professionals across the world. 

Principal Software Engineer, Foundations

Greater Boston Area
3 days ago
+21
As a Principal Software Engineer on the Foundations team,  you will create sophisticated systems and infrastructure for the automated orchestration for our marketplaces. The platform coordinates moving truckloads of crops from seller to buyer and payments from buyer to seller. Your expertise in software development will help us create a world-class customer experience for our customers.

Principal Software Engineer - CRM

Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
+36
You will contribute to Kyruus’ mission and vision by executing on the Enterprise Apps roadmap and driving work that will help our customers be more successful, and our solutions to be ever higher quality, ever more resilient and ever more of a delight for our customers.

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 11-50 employees, earning $180,000 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $163,000 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $166,271.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $172,672.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $67,882
Min: $36K
Max: $90K
Junior Software Engineer $91,125
Min: $80K
Max: $105K
QA Engineer $95,714
Min: $70K
Max: $161K
Software Test Engineer $96,000
Min: $68K
Max: $125K
Front End Developer $100,664
Min: $62K
Max: $150K
Salesforce Developer $101,357
Min: $76K
Max: $110K
Automation Engineer $101,900
Min: $75K
Max: $158K
Software Engineer $112,415
Min: $75K
Max: $160K
Android Developer $113,677
Min: $80K
Max: $163K
Data Engineer $114,150
Min: $73K
Max: $165K
iOS Developer $115,293
Min: $77K
Max: $179K
Sales Engineer $115,543
Min: $55K
Max: $178K
Security Engineer $121,625
Min: $65K
Max: $156K
DevOps Engineer $122,286
Min: $85K
Max: $175K
Game Developer $124,000
Min: $124K
Max: $124K
Database Administrator $128,500
Min: $115K
Max: $142K
Machine Learning Engineer $129,000
Min: $120K
Max: $138K
Lead Software Engineer $131,250
Min: $120K
Max: $165K
Senior Software Engineer $131,689
Min: $90K
Max: $185K
Site Reliability Engineer $133,000
Min: $133K
Max: $133K
Data Architect $134,548
Min: $80K
Max: $190K
Hardware Engineer $135,000
Min: $135K
Max: $135K
Systems Engineer $137,000
Min: $137K
Max: $137K
QA Manager $138,692
Min: $108K
Max: $165K
Engineering Manager $147,981
Min: $109K
Max: $205K
Principal Software Engineer $161,992
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Data Engineering Manager $172,000
Min: $172K
Max: $172K
Director of Software Engineering $180,890
Min: $140K
Max: $228K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $190,886
Min: $90K
Max: $260K
Vice President of Engineering $202,000
Min: $120K
Max: $272K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

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

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal software engineer reported a yearly salary of $130,000 with +$7,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$156,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $156,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Boston
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 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
$200,000
Yearly Salary
A Advisory Engineer reported a yearly salary of $200,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$191,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $191,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$178,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $178,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
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501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$191,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $191,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000 with +$28,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
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