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Principal Software Engineer salary in Boston

Average Base Salary in Boston

$174,670
$22,725
Additional Cash Compensation
$197,395
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 $174,670. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $22,725. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston is $197,395. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Boston.

Boston by the numbers

3,516
Total number of Tech companies in Boston
1,836,359
Total number of tech users on Built In Boston
Principal Software Engineer
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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 $173,017.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $177,126.

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

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

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Boston

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
AI Engineer$80,000
Min: $80K
Max: $80K
Junior Software Engineer$91,494
Min: $60K
Max: $155K
QA Analyst$95,215
Min: $73K
Max: $117K
Robotics Engineer$100,000
Min: $100K
Max: $100K
QA Engineer$108,389
Min: $75K
Max: $151K
Front End Developer$110,431
Min: $70K
Max: $175K
Systems Engineer$114,018
Min: $70K
Max: $185K
Software Engineer$116,308
Min: $45K
Max: $210K
Automation Engineer$118,579
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
Data Engineer$119,530
Min: $72K
Max: $180K
Hardware Engineer$120,867
Min: $70K
Max: $173K
Sales Engineer$122,603
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
Machine Learning Engineer$129,556
Min: $100K
Max: $180K
Android Developer$130,147
Min: $100K
Max: $175K
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$145,234
Min: $90K
Max: $290K
Lead Software Engineer$151,588
Min: $80K
Max: $190K
QA Manager$154,375
Min: $125K
Max: $190K
Data Engineering Manager$164,473
Min: $113K
Max: $205K
Data Architect$166,167
Min: $100K
Max: $205K
Engineering Manager$169,782
Min: $120K
Max: $284K
Principal Software Engineer$174,670
Min: $100K
Max: $287K
Director of Software Engineering$190,693
Min: $140K
Max: $308K
Vice President of Engineering$195,320
Min: $120K
Max: $265K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)$217,542
Min: $165K
Max: $318K

Career Info

Principal Software Engineer jobs in Boston

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

1
SQL
3% have this skill
2
Java
3% have this skill
3
Linux
2% have this skill
4
Javascript
2% have this skill
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Python
2% have this skill
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C++
2% have this skill

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.

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Boston

$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Boston
$210,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $210,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
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