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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

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39,086 SalariesUpdated Dec 10, 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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    $136,169/yr
    $104K$163K
    $141,099/yr
    $120K$195K
    $153,695/yr
    $130K$190K
    $150,467/yr
    $128K$186K
    $156,851/yr
    $139K$180K
    $169,317/yr
    $152K$182K
    $151,028/yr
    $134K$175K

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    Huawei Technologies
    $159,245/yr
    3 salaries
    $159,245/yr
    $144K$168K
    $178,333/yr
    $165K$200K
    $230,990/yr
    $200K$262K
    $162,171/yr
    $155K$169K
    Hitachi Data Systems
    $123,705/yr
    2 salaries
    $123,705/yr
    $117K$129K
    $130,707/yr
    $114K$146K
    Silicon Valley Bank
    $149,054/yr
    2 salaries
    $149,054/yr
    $116K$181K
    $183,344/yr
    $174K$194K
    Oracle Engineering Group
    $122,380/yr
    2 salaries
    $122,380/yr
    $107K$136K
    $139,248/yr
    $130K$147K
    Apple
    $209,076/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $209,076/yr
    $200K$216K
    Qualcomm
    $162,373/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $162,373/yr
    $156K$169K
    UnitedHealth Group
    $126,394/yr
    1 employee salary or estimate
    $126,394/yr
    $122K$131K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $145,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $145,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $30k cash bonus
    $5k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
    $138,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $138,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $3k cash bonus
    $1k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $195,936
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $195,936 per year
    Additional Pay
    $10k cash bonus
    $60k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $148,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $148,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $214,500
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $214,500 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
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