Salary: Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA | Glassdoor

Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

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5,273 SalariesUpdated Dec 16, 2017
Average Base Pay
$149,921/yr
32% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$116K
Low
$150K
Average
$193K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,586
Range$2,176 - $31,894
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $149,921 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 5,273 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

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    Average Base Salary in (USD)
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    Western Digital
    $107,838/yr
    38 salaries
    $107,838/yr
    $81K$150K
    Cisco Systems
    $191,880/yr
    29 salaries
    $191,880/yr
    $169K$215K
    $149,029/yr
    $126K$172K
    $190,506/yr
    $165K$217K
    $148,066/yr
    $136K$165K
    Avago Technologies
    $156,028/yr
    11 salaries
    $156,028/yr
    $136K$185K
    $197,036/yr
    $163K$230K

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    $106,181/yr
    $99K$126K
    $186,877/yr
    $171K$201K
    $130,079/yr
    $108K$165K
    $138,817/yr
    $127K$157K
    Ericsson-Worldwide
    $145,034/yr
    5 salaries
    $145,034/yr
    $170$195K
    $144,183/yr
    $112K$165K
    $141,272/yr
    $136K$143K
    Samsung Research America
    $171,427/yr
    4 salaries
    $171,427/yr
    $137K$195K
    $104,891/yr
    $100K$110K
    $142,843/yr
    $129K$156K
    Intel Corporation
    $200,646/yr
    2 salaries
    $200,646/yr
    $191K$208K
    Rockwell Collins
    $162,913/yr
    2 salaries
    $162,913/yr
    $144K$180K
    Sun Microsystems
    $170,832/yr
    2 salaries
    $170,832/yr
    $109K$230K

    Recent Salary Reports

    Below are the most recent Principal Engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

    $175,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $175,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $230,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $230,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $50k cash bonus
    $75k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $200,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $200,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $30k cash bonus
    $70k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $195,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $195,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $52k cash bonus
    $30k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $130,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $130,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $5k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
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