Average Salary: $180,187 since  

Salaries for a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft in Redmond, WA vary between $165,073 and $231,000 with an average of $180,187. The top 25% make a salary of at least $184,100. The median salary is $175,987. Attached is a detailed distribution of the salaries.

Average Salary Evolution between 2015 and present

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft in Redmond, WA increased by an average of 5% year over year between 2015 and 2016.