PRINCIPAL DEVELOPER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$121,000
$91,000
Min 10%
$121,000
Median 50%
$160,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a principal developer make?
Principal Developers in America make, on average, $121,171 a year or $58.26 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $91,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $160,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Principal Developers are in Internet companies and Technology companies. Some of the states with the best Principal Developer salaries are California, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, and Vermont. Most Principal Developers spend 3.9 years in the position.
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Average Principal Developer Salary By Company

Principal Developer jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Principal Developers are in Internet companies and Technology companies. Microsoft and Google are the highest paying companies. Companies like Dell and U.S. Cellular also pay high salaries to their Principal Developers.

Average Principal Developer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Principal Developer in the United States is $121,171 per year or $58.26 per hour. San Jose, CA reports the highest Principal Developer salaries at $144,327 per year. Even an entry-level Principal Developer makes $98,000 per year in San Jose, CA. California, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, and Vermont are the top 5 highest earning states for Principal Developers. The lowest earning states are Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Dakota.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Jose, CA
$144,327
2
Bothell, WA
$133,224
3
Merrimack, NH
$125,599
4
Lawrence, MA
$124,607
5
Jersey City, NJ
$123,803

Average Principal Developer Salary By Industry

Wages for Principal Developers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Internet companies, Manufacturing companies, and Insurance companies pay higher-than-average wages for Principal Developers. Salaries for Principal Developers in Internet companies average $133,540 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Insurance companies pay $122,892 and $119,627, respectively. At $101,669, the average salary for Principal Developers in the Pharmaceutical industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$133,540
2
Manufacturing
$122,892
3
Insurance
$119,627
4
Professional
$118,430
5
Technology
$112,222

RECENTLY ADDED Principal Developer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Daley & Associates
Principal Developer
08/03/2019
$145,000
Cybercoders
Principal Developer
07/13/2019
$120,000
Jefferson Frank
Principal Developer
07/01/2019
$150,000
Cybercoders
Principal Developer
06/14/2019
$95,000
Jobspring Partners
Principal Developer
06/10/2019
$180,000
Eliassen Group
Principal Developer
06/09/2019
$187,830
Jefferson Frank
Principal Developer
06/06/2019
$140,000
Daley & Associates
Principal Developer
06/06/2019
$145,000
University of California
Principal Developer
06/06/2019
$88,008
Here North America, LLC
Principal UX Developer
03/21/2019
$151,008
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