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Microsoft Principal Software Engineer Salaries

Updated Apr. 24, 2023



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$40,027 Avg

Cash Bonus

Reported in 4 salaries

$37,211 - $91,091 Range

$54,463 Avg

Stock Bonus

Reported in 4 salaries

$39,400 - $60,728 Range
Profit Sharing, Commission Sharing, Tips have not been reported for this role

How much does a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft make?

The typical Microsoft Principal Software Engineer salary is $177,500 per year. Principal Software Engineer salaries at Microsoft can range from $167,218 - $197,364 per year. This estimate is based upon 6 Microsoft Principal Software Engineer salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. When factoring in bonuses and additional compensation, a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft can expect to make an average total pay of $266,334 per year.


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The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $144,816 per year in Canada, which is 18% lower than the average Microsoft salary of $177,500 per year for this job.

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