Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$173,957
$23,346
Additional Cash Compensation
$197,303
Total Compensation
Median: 175,000
Min: $100K
Max: $287K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Boston?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $173,957. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $23,346. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $197,303. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Boston.

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Total number of Tech companies in Boston
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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Boston

Principal Software Engineer

Remote
23 hours ago
Do you have the skills-and drive-to join a tech team that's working to digitally transform a trillion-dollar industry? From test-driving the latest technologies to creating intuitive consumer apps, Liberty Mutual is constantly innovating and creating industry-leading solutions that provide peace of mind for our customers worldwide. As a principal software engineer at Liberty Mutual, you'll consult on highly complex projects and solve technical

Principal Software Engineer, iOS

Cambridge
1 day ago
Jobcase is a social media platform dedicated to empowering and advocating for the world’s workers. We develop technology to help people lead better, more meaningful work-lives – providing access to jobs, tools to take action, and a community for support. Jobcase is an affiliate of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and collaborates with employers, nonprofits and government agencies to both improve, and diversify access to

Senior/Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
2 days ago
Principal Software Engineer Are you itching to unleash your skills -and drive- on a tech team that's working to digitally transform a trillion-dollar industry? From test-driving the latest cloud technologies to creating intuitive consumer apps, Liberty Mutual Technology Group is constantly innovating and creating industry-leading solutions that provide peace of mind for our customers worldwide. As a senior software engineer at Liberty Mutual

Principal Software Engineer, Consumer

Cambridge
2 days ago
CarGurus’ Consumer Team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to help our users find the car they’re looking for as efficiently as possible. See your solutions impact millions of global users every day as you tackle challenges such as:

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
2 days ago
Empower the Individual Through CryptoGemini is a crypto exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn more than 30 cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York

Principal Software Engineer

Remote
1 week ago
Moov is the payments processor devoted to delighting users. We help software companies add money movement to their products, letting the end-user drive how they pay and get paid.  As a member of the Moov team, you will build new and improve existing banking and payment experiences that customers depend on every day.  We’re looking for someone who combines technical breadth and depth with strong technical leadership to successfully define and

Principal Software Engineer

Greater Boston Area
4 months ago
Provide technical consulting on complex to highly complex projects Devise or modify procedures to solve highly complex problems Lead projects or subprojects of highly technical complexity and responsible for directing and monitoring the work of team members Responsible for system analysis, design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation Responsible for quality assurance review Provide mentorship to new developers and team Lead and

Principal Software Engineer, Developer Experience

Cambridge
4 hours ago
Who we areAt CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years. What we doThe market is

Principal Software Engineer, Digital Retail

Cambridge
2 days ago
The Digital Retail team at CarGurus is looking for skilled Principal Software Engineers to work on exciting projects in the automotive space. As a member of this team, you will be a big part in helping transform the way people buy cars by enabling a full online retail experience and build most innovative online car purchasing platform available.

Principal Software Engineer, Custody Team

Greater Boston Area
2 days ago
Empower the Individual Through CryptoGemini is a crypto exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn more than 30 cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York

Senior or Principal Software Engineer

Remote
6 days ago
Do you have the skills and drive to join a talented tech team that's working to digitally transform a trillion-dollar industry? From test-driving the latest technologies to creating intuitive consumer apps, Liberty Mutual is constantly innovating and creating industry-leading solutions that provide peace of mind for our customers worldwide. As a Principal or Senior Software Engineer at Liberty Mutual, you'll consult on highly complex projects and

Principal Software Engineer, B2B Products

Cambridge
1 week ago
Who we areAt CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years. What we doThe market is

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston is between $190k - $200k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 1,000+ employees, earning $182,000 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $158,400 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $171,994.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $177,069.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Junior Software Engineer$91,847
Min: $60K
Max: $155K
QA Analyst$95,215
Min: $73K
Max: $117K
QA Engineer$108,389
Min: $75K
Max: $151K
Front End Developer$109,797
Min: $70K
Max: $175K
Systems Engineer$114,018
Min: $70K
Max: $185K
Software Engineer$116,022
Min: $45K
Max: $210K
Automation Engineer$117,941
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Hardware Engineer$118,867
Min: $70K
Max: $173K
Data Engineer$119,597
Min: $72K
Max: $180K
Sales Engineer$122,661
Min: $64K
Max: $212K
Game Developer$124,000
Min: $124K
Max: $124K
DevOps Engineer$126,205
Min: $85K
Max: $167K
Database Administrator$129,000
Min: $115K
Max: $142K
Android Developer$130,147
Min: $100K
Max: $175K
Machine Learning Engineer$131,462
Min: $107K
Max: $180K
iOS Developer$133,844
Min: $80K
Max: $179K
Security Engineer$134,021
Min: $88K
Max: $200K
Software Test Engineer$135,700
Min: $73K
Max: $175K
Site Reliability Engineer$143,642
Min: $110K
Max: $205K
Senior Software Engineer$144,807
Min: $90K
Max: $290K
QA Manager$145,000
Min: $125K
Max: $175K
Lead Software Engineer$149,135
Min: $80K
Max: $190K
Data Engineering Manager$162,473
Min: $113K
Max: $205K
Data Architect$165,818
Min: $100K
Max: $205K
Engineering Manager$168,571
Min: $115K
Max: $284K
Principal Software Engineer$173,957
Min: $100K
Max: $287K
Director of Software Engineering$189,701
Min: $140K
Max: $308K
Vice President of Engineering$197,208
Min: $120K
Max: $265K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)$217,542
Min: $165K
Max: $318K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

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

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$187,125
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $187,125
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Boston
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Staff Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$182,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $182,000 with +$18,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
1-5 Reports
$191,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $191,000 with +$19,100 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
$200,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $200,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$287,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $287,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$185,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $185,000 with +$27,750 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1-10 Employees
Boston
$182,643
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $182,643
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$185,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $185,000 with +$3,600 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Boston
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