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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$144,400/yr
33% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$111K
Low
$144K
Average
$185K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,299
Range$2,128 - $30,946
How much does a Principal Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $144,400 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 5,333 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Synopsys
    $198,619/yr
    Range: $190K - $205K
    6 salaries
    $198,619
    $190K$205K
    QLogic
    $146,703/yr
    Range: $134K - $158K
    5 salaries
    $146,703
    $134K$158K
    Intuit
    $190,949/yr
    Range: $160K - $213K
    4 salaries
    $190,949
    $160K$213K
    Pinnacle Systems
    $129,075/yr
    Range: $129K - $129K
    3 salaries
    $129,075
    $129K$129K
    Symantec
    $149,286/yr
    Range: $142K - $156K
    2 salaries
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    $142K - $156K
    $142K$156K
    Alcatel-Lucent
    $158,946/yr
    Range: $143K - $176K
    2 salaries
    About
    $143K - $176K
    $143K$176K
    AREVA
    $142,264/yr
    Range: $138K - $147K
    2 salaries
    About
    $138K - $147K
    $138K$147K

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    Bytemobile
    $130,576/yr
    Range: $122K - $139K
    2 salaries
    About
    $122K - $139K
    $122K$139K
    Yahoo
    $122,139/yr
    Range: $116K - $127K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $116K - $127K
    $116K$127K
    Johnson & Johnson
    $152,528/yr
    Range: $147K - $160K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $147K - $160K
    $147K$160K
    AOL
    $104,649/yr
    Range: $101K - $109K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $101K - $109K
    $101K$109K
    Western Digital
    $106,257/yr
    Range: $103K - $110K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $103K - $110K
    $103K$110K
    Microsemi
    $184,479/yr
    Range: $179K - $192K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $179K - $192K
    $179K$192K
    Mirantis
    $126,559/yr
    Range: $120K - $130K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $120K - $130K
    $120K$130K
    OpenTV
    $165,760/yr
    Range: $157K - $170K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $157K - $170K
    $157K$170K
    Quixey
    $174,140/yr
    Range: $168K - $180K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $168K - $180K
    $168K$180K
    Vernier Networks
    $155,669/yr
    Range: $152K - $163K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $152K - $163K
    $152K$163K
    Sicortex
    $134,373/yr
    Range: $129K - $140K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $129K - $140K
    $129K$140K
    Symantec
    $141,294/yr
    Range: $108K - $175K
    143 salaries
    $141,294
    $108K$175K
    Symantec
    $160,800/yr
    Range: $131K - $185K
    45 salaries
    $160,800
    $131K$185K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $150,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $150,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $15k cash bonus
    $30k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $168,700
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $168,700 per year
    Additional Pay
    $55k cash bonus
    $25k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $176,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $176,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $45k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $260,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $260,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
    $120,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $120,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $10k cash bonus
    $15k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
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