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Principal Software Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

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39,680 SalariesUpdated Feb 3, 2018
Average Base Pay
$155,780/yr
15% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$123K
Low
$156K
Average
$194K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$13,436
Range$3,343 - $32,470
How much does a Principal Software Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Software Engineer is $155,780 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 39,680 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Software Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
    Company
    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Yahoo
    $163,003/yr
    Range: $137K - $200K
    65 salaries
    $163,003
    $137K$200K
    Broadcom
    $142,368/yr
    Range: $130K - $160K
    45 salaries
    $142,368
    $130K$160K
    Good Technology
    $158,997/yr
    Range: $120K - $205K
    11 salaries
    $158,997
    $120K$205K
    Motorola Mobility
    $144,938/yr
    Range: $131K - $160K
    10 salaries
    $144,938
    $131K$160K
    SAP Ariba
    $158,051/yr
    Range: $148K - $183K
    6 salaries
    $158,051
    $148K$183K
    Juniper Networks
    $191,220/yr
    Range: $165K - $211K
    5 salaries
    $191,220
    $165K$211K
    innoPath
    $145,829/yr
    Range: $117K - $163K
    4 salaries
    $145,829
    $117K$163K

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    Hewlett-Packard
    $158,802/yr
    Range: $152K - $166K
    3 salaries
    $158,802
    $152K$166K
    Nokia
    $166,520/yr
    Range: $164K - $171K
    3 salaries
    $166,520
    $164K$171K
    Nuance
    $130,483/yr
    Range: $114K - $152K
    3 salaries
    $130,483
    $114K$152K
    Walmart eCommerce
    $185,000/yr
    Range: $175K - $197K
    3 salaries
    $185,000
    $175K$197K
    Rohati Systems
    $156,244/yr
    Range: $153K - $159K
    3 salaries
    $156,244
    $153K$159K
    Walmart
    $189,984/yr
    Range: $177K - $206K
    2 salaries
    About
    $177K - $206K
    $177K$206K
    Lockheed Martin
    $218,110/yr
    Range: $205K - $230K
    2 salaries
    About
    $205K - $230K
    $205K$230K
    St. Jude Medical
    $149,853/yr
    Range: $120K - $181K
    2 salaries
    About
    $120K - $181K
    $120K$181K
    HERE Technologies
    $163,395/yr
    Range: $153K - $176K
    2 salaries
    About
    $153K - $176K
    $153K$176K
    Palm
    $187,211/yr
    Range: $164K - $206K
    2 salaries
    About
    $164K - $206K
    $164K$206K
    IP Infusion
    $153,189/yr
    Range: $141K - $167K
    2 salaries
    About
    $141K - $167K
    $141K$167K
    Accenture
    $141,817/yr
    Range: $135K - $147K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $135K - $147K
    $135K$147K
    Capital One
    $147,317/yr
    Range: $140K - $154K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $140K - $154K
    $140K$154K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $137,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $137,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $172,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $172,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    $40k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
    $140,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $140,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $28k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    1-2 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $183,000
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $183,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $50k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $156,500
    per year
    A Principal Software Engineer reported making $156,500 per year
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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