How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in Boston, MA?

Updated 7 Oct 2021
US$148K /yr
Average Base Pay

1,506 salaries

US$120K

Low

US$148K

Average

US$182K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
AverageUS$14,737RangeUS$4,491 - US$48,361
The average salary for Principal Software Engineer is US$147,615 per year in Boston, MA, United States Area. Salaries estimates are based on 1506 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees in Boston, MA, United States Area.

Seniority Levels

L5
Principal Software EngineerUS$148K /yr
L6
Phd Software EngineerUS$116K /yr
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EMC
3.8

EMC

Principal Software Engineer

US$137,848

 /yr
Range: US$103K - US$170K
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US$103K

US$170K

US$102,639 - US$170,319 Range

Fidelity Investments
4.2

Fidelity Investments

Principal Software Engineer

US$124,196

 /yr
Range: US$103K - US$146K

US$103K

US$146K

US$103,415 - US$145,951 Range

Oracle
3.8

Oracle

Principal Software Engineer

US$150,501

 /yr
Range: US$104K - US$179K

US$104K

US$179K

US$103,514 - US$179,201 Range

Dell Technologies
4.2

Dell Technologies

Principal Software Engineer

US$140,411

 /yr
Range: US$117K - US$187K

US$117K

US$187K

US$116,970 - US$187,152 Range

Staples
3.3

Staples

Principal Software Engineer

US$126,532

 /yr
Range: US$99K - US$153K

US$99K

US$153K

US$98,913 - US$152,651 Range

MathWorks
4.3

MathWorks

Principal Software Engineer

US$168,633

 /yr
Range: US$141K - US$189K

US$141K

US$189K

US$141,108 - US$189,000 Range

Liberty Mutual Insurance
3.8

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Principal Software Engineer

US$140,651

 /yr
Range: US$110K - US$158K

US$110K

US$158K

US$110,000 - US$157,734 Range

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CA Technologies
4.1

CA Technologies

Principal Software Engineer

US$144,066

 /yr
Range: US$129K - US$174K

US$129K

US$174K

US$128,523 - US$173,953 Range

PTC
3.9

PTC

Principal Software Engineer

US$118,459

 /yr
Range: US$109K - US$150K

US$109K

US$150K

US$109,497 - US$149,881 Range

Cadence Design Systems
4.4

Cadence Design Systems

Principal Software Engineer

US$147,730

 /yr
Range: US$122K - US$164K

US$122K

US$164K

US$121,904 - US$164,428 Range

Charles River Development
3.7

Charles River Development

Principal Software Engineer

US$175,205

 /yr
Range: US$153K - US$208K

US$153K

US$208K

US$152,545 - US$207,886 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.8

Raytheon Technologies

Principal Software Engineer

US$152,801

 /yr
Range: US$139K - US$169K

US$139K

US$169K

US$139,080 - US$169,373 Range

Akamai
4.5

Akamai

Principal Software Engineer

US$176,582

 /yr
Range: US$160K - US$211K

US$160K

US$211K

US$159,796 - US$210,763 Range

Red Hat
4.4

Red Hat

Principal Software Engineer

US$161,156

 /yr
Range: US$137K - US$181K

US$137K

US$181K

US$137,380 - US$180,869 Range

Nuance
3.9

Nuance

Principal Software Engineer

US$149,945

 /yr
Range: US$128K - US$177K

US$128K

US$177K

US$127,807 - US$177,186 Range

RSA Security
3.5

RSA Security

Principal Software Engineer

US$149,336

 /yr
Range: US$117K - US$168K

US$117K

US$168K

US$117,417 - US$167,867 Range

NortonLifeLock
3.8

NortonLifeLock

Principal Software Engineer

US$152,973

 /yr
Range: US$135K - US$175K

US$135K

US$175K

US$134,989 - US$175,097 Range

Brightcove
4.2

Brightcove

Principal Software Engineer

US$168,851

 /yr
Range: US$132K - US$258K

US$132K

US$258K

US$132,320 - US$258,466 Range

Nokia
4.1

Nokia

Principal Software Engineer

US$141,177

 /yr
Range: US$117K - US$161K

US$117K

US$161K

US$117,237 - US$161,270 Range

The Broad Institute
4.4

The Broad Institute

Principal Software Engineer

US$140,308

 /yr
Range: US$130K - US$168K

US$130K

US$168K

US$130,312 - US$167,816 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Software Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is US$147,615 per year in Boston, MA, United States Area. Salaries estimates are based on 1506 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Software Engineer employees in Boston, MA, United States Area.

The highest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA, United States Area is US$182,321 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA, United States Area is US$119,516 per year.

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