How much does a Principal Software Engineer make?

Updated 7 Oct 2021
₹23L /yr
Average Base Pay

1,772 salaries

₹10L

Low

₹23L

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₹44L

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Principal Software Engineer is ₹22,55,097 per year in India. Filter by location to see Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1772 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

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Principal Software Engineer₹23L /yr
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Oracle
3.8

Oracle

Principal Software Engineer

₹20,72,272

 /yr
Range: ₹2L - ₹2Cr
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₹2L

₹2Cr

₹1,65,723 - ₹1,74,11,786 Range

Dell Technologies
4.2

Dell Technologies

Principal Software Engineer

₹25,26,049

 /yr
Range: ₹2L - ₹50L

₹2L

₹50L

₹2,12,465 - ₹50,00,000 Range

NortonLifeLock
3.8

NortonLifeLock

Principal Software Engineer

₹26,77,445

 /yr
Range: ₹14L - ₹52L

₹14L

₹52L

₹14,27,767 - ₹51,69,500 Range

CA Technologies
4.1

CA Technologies

Principal Software Engineer

₹28,21,673

 /yr
Range: ₹16L - ₹47L

₹16L

₹47L

₹16,41,111 - ₹47,43,409 Range

Tesco Bengaluru
4.1

Tesco Bengaluru

Principal Software Engineer

₹16,21,566

 /yr
Range: ₹2L - ₹27L

₹2L

₹27L

₹1,61,026 - ₹27,20,592 Range

Veritas Technologies
3.6

Veritas Technologies

Principal Software Engineer

₹25,45,812

 /yr
Range: ₹13L - ₹38L

₹13L

₹38L

₹13,44,394 - ₹37,85,744 Range

EMC
3.8

EMC

Principal Software Engineer

₹28,07,117

 /yr
Range: ₹7L - ₹39L

₹7L

₹39L

₹6,91,747 - ₹38,65,795 Range

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Pegasystems
3.9

Pegasystems

Principal Software Engineer

₹20,64,349

 /yr
Range: ₹10L - ₹27L

₹10L

₹27L

₹10,00,000 - ₹27,28,351 Range

Informatica
4.3

Informatica

Principal Software Engineer

₹35,27,092

 /yr
Range: ₹8L - ₹49L

₹8L

₹49L

₹8,40,098 - ₹49,22,121 Range

Cadence Design Systems
4.4

Cadence Design Systems

Principal Software Engineer

₹30,75,190

 /yr
Range: ₹3L - ₹44L

₹3L

₹44L

₹3,09,567 - ₹43,56,374 Range

Manhattan Associates
3.9

Manhattan Associates

Principal Software Engineer

₹23,00,000

 /yr
Range: ₹8L - ₹39L

₹8L

₹39L

₹8,17,991 - ₹38,63,005 Range

SAP
4.5

SAP

Principal Software Engineer

₹16,14,309

 /yr
Range: ₹9L - ₹46L

₹9L

₹46L

₹8,74,801 - ₹46,23,040 Range

Fidelity Investments
4.2

Fidelity Investments

Principal Software Engineer

₹22,60,748

 /yr
Range: ₹2L - ₹2Cr

₹2L

₹2Cr

₹1,70,000 - ₹2,03,46,734 Range

First American Financial Corporation
3.7

First American Financial Corporation

Principal Software Engineer

₹14,12,360

 /yr
Range: ₹1L - ₹19L

₹1L

₹19L

₹1,45,462 - ₹19,34,817 Range

Broadcom
3.4

Broadcom

Principal Software Engineer

₹36,27,456

 /yr
Range: ₹26L - ₹54L

₹26L

₹54L

₹25,79,737 - ₹53,92,646 Range

Pramati Technologies
4.2

Pramati Technologies

Principal Software Engineer

₹21,12,198

 /yr
Range: ₹13L - ₹37L

₹13L

₹37L

₹12,58,174 - ₹37,31,098 Range

Progress
4.1

Progress

Principal Software Engineer

₹24,37,945

 /yr
Range: ₹8L - ₹32L

₹8L

₹32L

₹8,35,151 - ₹32,20,525 Range

OpenText
3.6

OpenText

Principal Software Engineer

₹27,70,204

 /yr
Range: ₹3L - ₹34L

₹3L

₹34L

₹2,92,995 - ₹33,88,687 Range

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)
4.1

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

Principal Software Engineer

₹23,11,134

 /yr
Range: ₹2L - ₹4Cr

₹2L

₹4Cr

₹2,23,912 - ₹3,73,10,980 Range

HARMAN
3.8

HARMAN

Principal Software Engineer

₹23,74,631

 /yr
Range: ₹2L - ₹39L

₹2L

₹39L

₹2,37,961 - ₹38,91,535 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Software Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is ₹22,55,097 per year in India. Filter by location to see a Principal Software Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1772 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Software Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in India is ₹43,66,265 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Software Engineer in India is ₹9,53,602 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent principal software engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

₹26,00,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Chennai Area area reported making ₹26,00,000 per year
Additional Pay
₹400k cash bonus
₹300k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chennai Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
₹1,00,000
monthly
A Principal Software Engineer in the Chennai Area area reported making ₹1,00,000 per month
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Chennai Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
₹25,00,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Hyderabad Area area reported making ₹25,00,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Hyderabad Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
₹40,00,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Bengaluru Area area reported making ₹40,00,000 per year
Additional Pay
₹850k cash bonus
₹400k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Bengaluru Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
₹17,00,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Hyderabad Area area reported making ₹17,00,000 per year
Additional Pay
₹100k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Hyderabad Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
₹28,00,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the New Delhi Area area reported making ₹28,00,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New Delhi Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
₹22,00,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Hyderabad Area area reported making ₹22,00,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Hyderabad Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
₹14,00,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Kochi Area area reported making ₹14,00,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Kochi Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
₹25,00,000
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Hyderabad Area area reported making ₹25,00,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Hyderabad Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
₹22,79,171
per year
A Principal Software Engineer in the Hyderabad Area area reported making ₹22,79,171 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Hyderabad Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
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