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Principal Software Engineer salary in Los Angeles

Average Base Salary in Los Angeles

$163,837
$49,542
Additional Cash Compensation
$213,379
Total Compensation
Median: $164K
Min: $130K
Max: $222K

How Much Does a Principal Software Engineer Make in Los Angeles?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer in Los Angeles is $163,837. The average additional cash compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Los Angeles is $49,542. The average total compensation for a Principal Software Engineer in Los Angeles is $213,379. Principal Software Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Los Angeles from anonymous Principal Software Engineer employees in Los Angeles.

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Principal Software Engineer jobs in Los Angeles

Principal Software Engineer (Frontend)

Greater LA Area
1 day ago
+24
As a Principal Frontend Engineer at Procore, you’re given the unique opportunity to partner intimately with our customer base, translating their fundamental needs into technological SaaS solutions. Backed by the might of our teams, we’ll provide you with the tools and resources needed to achieve extraordinary results that render a significant impact extending beyond the boundaries of traditional engineering roles.

Tech Lead Software Developer

Venice
1 day ago
+35
System1 is looking for a Tech Lead Software Developer for our Platform team. As a Tech Lead you will design, build, operate, debug, optimize, and deploy sophisticated web-based systems with a growing team of talented engineers. In this role, you will manipulate and leverage datasets to extract valuable insights coming from millions of user requests. The ideal person will not only be an expert software developer with both back end and some full stack knowledge, but also a collaborative team player with infectious energy and a desire to communicate ideas respectfully to colleagues.

Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Greater LA Area
1 day ago
+24
Procore is seeking to grow its Site Reliability Engineer team at our headquarters in Carpinteria, CA. As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) here at Procore you will be part of the overarching DevOps team that encompasses release, operations, security and foundational application challenges for a large cloud-based enterprise application for the construction industry. We are looking to fill Senior and Non-Senior level roles. 

Principal Security Engineer

Greater LA Area
1 day ago
+24
We are looking are growing our Security Engineer team to support an ever growing environment. We are looking to fill Senior and non-Senior position with people who want to make Procore a safer platform for our growing customer base around the world. Building a software platform that is reliable, scales, and stays agile under demanding product needs is a serious technical challenge. You will be responsible for securing the Procore platform and supporting infrastructure.

Principal Engineer

Greater LA Area
5 days ago
+33
We are looking for a passionate, courageous, collaborative & entrepreneurial ​Principal Platform Engineer ​with a strong sense of passion for the customer. We value professionals that balance intelligence with maturity, drive with humility, stress with humor, a healthy lack of fear of uncertainty with process, and trust in others. You will be working with our Data Science, Marketing Analytics, Product, and Design teams to create, implement, and

Principal Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
2 days ago
+38
The Principal Software Engineer works on projects where she/he will play a lead role developing large, complex software features and new products. A expert developer, she/he will lead the planning, design and coding of significant new capabilities for our products. She/he will also work with cross-functional teams to build software solutions while looking to incorporate advancements in technology where applicable.

Principal Software Engineer

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
+35
Analyze and troubleshoot applications in a timely fashion. Review design and code to ensure they are architecturally sound. Provide technical guidance and mentoring to engineers. Develop prototype systems to demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed solution. Evaluate existing components for re-usability and applicability. Investigate and review 3rd party tools for applicability to the overall solution. Demonstrate strong communication skill, problem solving ability, logic, and analytical skills. Work with engineers to plan, prioritize and execute the tasks within deadline. Maintain a broad knowledge of new technology tools and trends, and apply those tools to improving business processes. Articulate and document the application architecture vision.

Principal Engineer, Software

Greater LA Area
1 week ago
We’re looking for a Principal Software Engineer who is a self-starter and can learn quickly. Your job will be to help rollout new software systems by inserting directly into execution teams in order to spread and evangelize the latest and greatest technologies. The ideal candidate has a strong background in software design, developing and managing the delivery of highly-scalable, micro-services driven cloud based systems, leveraging a combination of .NET, Angular, and AWS platforms.

Architect/Principal Engineer

Greater LA Area
2 weeks ago
+34
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this role will lead the architecture, platform, development and sustainment of our platform and ecosystem. The ideal candidate would have previous experience building web and mobile digital products for large enterprises, a proven track record of building applications, services, infrastructure and helping growing needs of our business and engineering teams and a passion for our mission.

Principal Engineer, Privacy & Safety Data Platform

Greater LA Area
22 hours ago
+41
We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer who will be responsible for creating and developing our Privacy & Safety Data Platform. You are passionate about all things data and tech, and have extensive knowledge of the digital space. You are accomplished in the areas of Infrastructure development, Data Engineering, API development, security best practices and you are ready to support the strategic objectives of a highly cross-functional organization. 

Principal Product Manager

Orange County
5 days ago
+27
We are looking for a driven Principal-level Product Manager who has the ability to learn, convince, prototype, build, measure, and refine the next generation of online advertising tools in a lean/agile development environment. The ideal candidate has worked extensively in partnership with User Experience teams in the past and is an advocate for their product’s users.

Principal Backend Engineer

Greater LA Area
5 days ago
+41
We are looking for a Principal Back-end Engineer who will be responsible for working on hardening our systems, reviewing architecture proposals for new services, enhancing existing services, and promoting best practices in our API layer. You are passionate about all things data and tech, and have some knowledge of the digital or linear space. You are accomplished in the areas of API development, microservices architecture, web application development, security best practices and you are ready to support the strategic objectives of a highly cross-functional organization. 

Principal Software Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Principal Software Engineer salary in Los Angeles is between $170k - $180k.

Average Principal Software Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Principal Software Engineer make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $186,333 on average.

Principal Software Engineer Salary by gender

Principal Software Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $171,308.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Los Angeles

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $69,882
Min: $49K
Max: $92K
Salesforce Developer $91,933
Min: $76K
Max: $114K
Junior Software Engineer $92,000
Min: $92K
Max: $92K
Software Test Engineer $95,037
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Automation Engineer $97,172
Min: $73K
Max: $145K
Front End Developer $98,225
Min: $55K
Max: $180K
QA Engineer $103,375
Min: $68K
Max: $185K
Security Engineer $115,711
Min: $85K
Max: $185K
Sales Engineer $117,638
Min: $77K
Max: $166K
DevOps Engineer $120,955
Min: $45K
Max: $180K
iOS Developer $124,032
Min: $80K
Max: $170K
Data Engineer $124,954
Min: $72K
Max: $234K
Software Engineer $125,892
Min: $75K
Max: $225K
Android Developer $127,395
Min: $90K
Max: $200K
Hardware Engineer $131,000
Min: $131K
Max: $131K
Game Developer $135,000
Min: $135K
Max: $135K
Site Reliability Engineer $136,000
Min: $130K
Max: $142K
Systems Engineer $136,000
Min: $136K
Max: $136K
QA Manager $137,000
Min: $118K
Max: $155K
Machine Learning Engineer $137,000
Min: $137K
Max: $137K
Data Architect $138,600
Min: $100K
Max: $240K
Database Administrator $142,000
Min: $142K
Max: $142K
Lead Software Engineer $150,000
Min: $137K
Max: $160K
Senior Software Engineer $154,078
Min: $105K
Max: $225K
Principal Software Engineer $163,837
Min: $130K
Max: $222K
Engineering Manager $163,967
Min: $124K
Max: $256K
Data Engineering Manager $182,000
Min: $182K
Max: $182K
Director of Software Engineering $193,816
Min: $135K
Max: $265K
Vice President of Engineering $197,000
Min: $140K
Max: $265K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $243,969
Min: $120K
Max: $575K

Skills that affect Principal Software Engineer salaries in Los Angeles

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SQL
3% have this skill
2
Javascript
2% have this skill
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Amazon Web Services
2% have this skill
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Python
2% have this skill
5
Java
2% have this skill
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AngularJS
1% have this skill

Recent Principal Software Engineer salaries in Los Angeles

$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $155,000 with +$22,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Principle Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $170,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Los Angeles
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$16,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Los Angeles
$192,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $192,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
5-10 Reports
$214,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $214,000 with +$43,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
Los Angeles
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Engineer reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$214,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Other
11-50 Employees
Los Angeles
$148,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $148,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Los Angeles
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Software Architect reported a yearly salary of $170,000 with +$34,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Software Engineer reported a yearly salary of $170,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Los Angeles
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