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Austin
Austin

Principal Software Engineer salary in Austin

Average Base Salary in Austin

$150,565
$36,356
Additional Cash Compensation
$186,921
Total Compensation
Median: $151K
Min: $120K
Max: $275K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Austin?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $150,565. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $36,356. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Austin is $186,921. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Austin from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Austin.

Austin by the numbers

2,121
Total number of Tech companies in Austin
64,951
Total number of tech users on Built In Austin
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Austin Companies with the Highest Dev + Engineer Salaries

Automotive, Marketing Tech
+13
Enterprise Web, Productivity
+21
eCommerce, Software

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The two most common Principal Software Engineer salary ranges in Austin are $120k - $130k and $130k - $140k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $159,625 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

The average Principal Software Engineer salary for women is $135,000 and the average Principal Software Engineer salary for men is $158,357.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $148,357.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Austin

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $64,364
Min: $42K
Max: $103K
QA Engineer $79,111
Min: $40K
Max: $115K
Front End Developer $83,225
Min: $58K
Max: $120K
Software Test Engineer $83,357
Min: $61K
Max: $104K
Data Engineer $100,238
Min: $55K
Max: $130K
Salesforce Developer $100,455
Min: $70K
Max: $125K
Android Developer $103,125
Min: $73K
Max: $125K
Automation Engineer $104,947
Min: $79K
Max: $130K
Sales Engineer $106,111
Min: $70K
Max: $152K
iOS Developer $107,800
Min: $98K
Max: $120K
Software Engineer $108,243
Min: $65K
Max: $188K
DevOps Engineer $111,692
Min: $84K
Max: $141K
Security Engineer $116,913
Min: $81K
Max: $170K
Data Architect $128,500
Min: $98K
Max: $153K
QA Manager $131,600
Min: $110K
Max: $150K
Senior Software Engineer $137,151
Min: $106K
Max: $185K
Engineering Manager $145,000
Min: $120K
Max: $164K
Principal Software Engineer $150,565
Min: $120K
Max: $275K
Director of Software Engineering $166,136
Min: $140K
Max: $205K
Vice President of Engineering $216,000
Min: $164K
Max: $250K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $263,846
Min: $130K
Max: $435K

Principal Software Engineer jobs in Austin
10

Principal Product Manager, Integrated Knowledge Experience

Austin
2 weeks ago
+28
As Principal PM for the Integrated Knowledge Experience, you will lead your team in developing an intelligent, in-product knowledge and education framework that will be deployed globally. The new experience will bring personalized and localized product knowledge TO the customer -- delivered in-context, across multiple channels, including web, mobile, email, chat/bot, voice, etc. The knowledge experience will get smarter with each use, anticipating and dynamically surfacing the most relevant content, just-in-time. The experience will also feature a personalized and context-aware Knowledge and Education Center that facilitates speedy problem resolution and skill-building. Finally, you will implement a framework for continuous improvement of our customer experience through learning loops that feedback Knowledge Center insights to our product and development teams. This could be your dream job!

Principal Software Engineer

Austin
4 days ago
+14
Build full stack React/Redux applications that talk to Python API services. Deliver new features to our iOS and Android mobile app using React Native. Build backend services around advanced machine learning and predictive analytic models. Design and operationalize data pipelines using advanced data architectures deployed on Amazon Web Services. Optimize our developer toolchain to support instant provisioning of new services and infrastructure, fully automate deployment, and minimize development friction.

Principal Software Engineer

Austin
1 week ago
+30
You have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent STEM field. You have 8+ years professional experience in software development. You take pride in mentoring junior and other senior engineers and consider the progress of your team members a key indicator of your performance. You have experience building, guiding, and nurturing a complex web product in a public cloud. You’re skilled in building consensus across teams and inspiring teammates to deliver a better vision and product. You’re devoted to learning and to bringing others along with you. You delight in making simple, elegant, functional, and beautiful systems. You encourage others to do the same.

Principal Software Engineer, API

Austin
1 week ago
+30
You have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent STEM field. You have 8+ years professional experience in software development. You take pride in mentoring junior and other senior engineers and consider the progress of your team members a key indicator of your performance. You have experience building, scaling, and maintaining a highly available API hosted in a public cloud. You understand the nuances and challenges that come with building an API that supports both native and web apps You’re skilled in building consensus across teams and inspiring teammates to deliver a better vision and product. You’re committed to learning and believe that every day you do not progress as a technologist is a day that you’re falling behind. You delight in making simple, elegant, functional, and beautiful systems. You encourage others to do the same.

Principal Software Engineer - Linux Container

Austin
1 week ago
+15
This is a Principal Software Development Engineer (SDE) role in the engineering team that delivers the sensor (lightweight agent) on Linux. This role will be responsible for defining the technical direction and leading the design and implementation of new features to surface containers as logical end-points in the end-to-end Falcon product. These features will deliver the power of the Falcon end-point protection platform for Docker and other container implementations built on top of LXC.

Principal Technical Project Manager

Austin
3 days ago
+30
To qualify for the role, you have experience leading large cross-organizational software development projects and programs. You have deep technical background in web and mobile technologies. You enjoy an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or contending priorities. You are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but also roll up your sleeves, dive deep and help lead change. As a Principal TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide critical issue management, anticipate and identify risks, make trade-offs, and balance business needs versus technical constraints. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent and leadership are key factors to success in this role.

Principal Product Manager

Austin
3 days ago
+19
You’re someone who works seamlessly with engineers and designers alike; you can ask savvy questions in either space to reach powerful product conclusions. As a Product Manager, you will embrace the role of “editor in chief” – finding and evaluating ideas from all sources and using customer empathy to mold those ideas into a seamless, compelling whole that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

Solution Principal- West Region

Austin
1 week ago
+30
At Ping Identity, we're changing the way people think about enterprise security technology. With our innovative Identity Defined Security platform, we're helping to build a borderless world where people have total freedom to work wherever and however they want. Without friction. Without fear. We're headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and we have offices and employees around the globe. And we serve the largest, most demanding enterprises

Principal Frontend Software Engineer

Austin
1 week ago
+30
Do you enjoy building large web platforms? Do you approach problems, especially ones you haven't seen before, with engineering rigor and business sense? Do you love leading passionate and talented engineers? Then you may be interested in being a Principal UI Software Engineer at RetailMeNot! RetailMeNot has 15 engineers who specialize in web UI development and who will look to you for expertise and leadership. Their experience level ranges from

Principal Product Manager

Austin
2 weeks ago
+19
Lead product management for one or more of four critical areas of the ecommerce customer experience: Discovery, Decision, Transaction, or Post Purchase. Build, inspire and develop your product management team. Support the recruiting efforts of the company as we establish and grow Spreetail’s Austin office. Collaboratively partner with internal stakeholders including marketing, merchandising, customer service, and engineering to develop a roadmap and backlog of site functionality. Become an expert in the Spreetail customer and behavioral data in your product area, and leverage that understanding to drive the right product decisions at the right time. Set the direction that inspires and supports multiple cross-functional scrum teams to consistently design and deliver new functionality and a frictionless shopping experience across web and mobile web. Shift to a hands-on product manager as needed - support a fully dedicated scrum team while directly managing other product managers. Help establish product management best practices.

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Austin

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Node.js
7% have this skill
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AngularJS
7% have this skill
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Java
6% have this skill
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DevOps
6% have this skill
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Javascript
6% have this skill
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SQL
6% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Austin

$239,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal AWS Cloud Engineer reported a yearly salary of $239,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Team Lead reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$1,200 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
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5-10 Reports
$124,000
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A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $124,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
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$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
$275,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $275,000 with +$150,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$125,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
$132,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Member of Technical Staff reported a yearly salary of $132,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Austin
$147,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $147,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Austin
1-5 Reports
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $155,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Austin
1-5 Reports
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