Salary: Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA | Glassdoor

Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

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39,086 SalariesUpdated Nov 20, 2017
Average Base Pay
$160,749/yr
14% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$127K
Low
$161K
Average
$196K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$13,759
Range$3,411 - $33,330
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $160,749 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 39,086 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

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    $153,977/yr
    $132K$178K
    $179,262/yr
    $145K$196K
    $165,360/yr
    $134K$235K
    $137,017/yr
    $110K$168K
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    $137K$163K
    $180,737/yr
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    Cadence Design Systems
    $141,065/yr
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    $190,752/yr
    $172K$221K
    $191,800/yr
    $160K$205K
    $173,300/yr
    $155K$187K
    $175,768/yr
    $163K$183K
    $141,016/yr
    $131K$148K
    $130,434/yr
    $125K$136K
    $125,215/yr
    $114K$135K
    $136,499/yr
    $129K$142K
    $145,275/yr
    $136K$150K
    $158,333/yr
    $150K$170K
    $127,114/yr
    $99K$155K
    $151,107/yr
    $143K$159K
    $160,908/yr
    $154K$168K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $153,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $153,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $13k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Private
    $205,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $205,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $40k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $133,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $133,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    5-7 years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $160,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $160,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $30k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $142,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $142,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $15k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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