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Principal Engineer Salaries in San Jose, CA

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5,333 SalariesUpdated Jan 18, 2018
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
    $149,736/yr
    Range: $143K - $156K
    2 salaries
    About
    $143K - $156K
    $143K$156K
    Alcatel-Lucent
    $158,523/yr
    Range: $142K - $176K
    2 salaries
    About
    $142K - $176K
    $142K$176K
    AREVA
    $142,065/yr
    Range: $138K - $148K
    2 salaries
    About
    $138K - $148K
    $138K$148K

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    Bytemobile
    $129,911/yr
    Range: $122K - $137K
    2 salaries
    About
    $122K - $137K
    $122K$137K
    Yahoo
    $121,541/yr
    Range: $117K - $127K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $117K - $127K
    $117K$127K
    Johnson & Johnson
    $152,584/yr
    Range: $147K - $160K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $147K - $160K
    $147K$160K
    AOL
    $103,886/yr
    Range: $100K - $108K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $100K - $108K
    $100K$108K
    Western Digital
    $105,725/yr
    Range: $101K - $110K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $101K - $110K
    $101K$110K
    Microsemi
    $185,584/yr
    Range: $179K - $191K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $179K - $191K
    $179K$191K
    Mirantis
    $125,381/yr
    Range: $123K - $132K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $123K - $132K
    $123K$132K
    OpenTV
    $165,053/yr
    Range: $158K - $171K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $158K - $171K
    $158K$171K
    Quixey
    $174,216/yr
    Range: $169K - $184K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $169K - $184K
    $169K$184K
    Vernier Networks
    $155,839/yr
    Range: $150K - $162K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $150K - $162K
    $150K$162K
    Sicortex
    $135,157/yr
    Range: $130K - $139K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $130K - $139K
    $130K$139K
    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.

    $190,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $190,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $20k cash bonus
    $20k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $135,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $135,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $245,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $245,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Private
    $146,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $146,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $40k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $145,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $145,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $12k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
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